microfinance

Bringing Mobile Money to Nicaraguan Microfinance: FAMA

Bringing Mobile Money to Nicaraguan Microfinance: FAMA

Why we’re continuing to partner with Nicaraguan microfinance institution FAMA By Jacqueline van Hartley Nicaragua has one of the lowest rates...

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Women Entrepreneurs of Myanmar: Woodcarver Daw Yin Yin Myint’s Story of Running a Family Business

The following is from an interview with Daw Yin Yin Myint, 44 years old, who inherited her family’s wood carving...

The Future of Finance in Myanmar is Digital

The Future of Finance in Myanmar is Digital

By Jason Loughnane Recently, we traveled to Myanmar to see for ourselves how the arrival of technology is changing the...

How Microfinance Institutions Can Integrate Fintech

How Microfinance Institutions Can Integrate Fintech

By Michael Schlein Latin America pioneered commercial microfinance, leads the world in inclusive financial regulation, and has fewer financially excluded...

Women Entrepreneurs of Myanmar: Baker Daw Ohhmar Htay’s Story of Borrowing Money for the First Time

Women Entrepreneurs of Myanmar: Baker Daw Ohhmar Htay’s Story of Borrowing Money for the First Time

The following is from an interview with Daw Ohhmar Htay, a 41-year old wife, mother of two, and bakery owner...

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Growth and Disruption: Microfinance in Myanmar

By Jason Loughnane As part of our Best of 2016 series, we are re-publishing some of the top articles from...

MasterCard Analyzes Financial Inclusion Data for Social Impact

By Juan David Nuñez Hurtado Global technology company MasterCard is committed to financial inclusion. In addition to supporting Accion, it...

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Adapting to Disruption: MFIs Consider Fintech

By Micaela McCandless I’m sitting in a conference room surrounded by CEOs and board members from microfinance banks throughout Latin...

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More than Microfinance: Financial Literacy in India

By Usha Gopinath In the village of Sarai Kaji outside the city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India, a woman...

Using Loans to Build a Better Life in Haiti

By Sydney Moyer It’s only 9:30 in the morning, but by the time we pull up outside of Emmanuel Dor’s...