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How Business Can Aid in the Fight Against Global Poverty

How Business Can Aid in the Fight Against Global Poverty by Kim Tan, Dec 12, 2007 Statistics on global poverty are as easy to find as they are numbing: Nearly half the world’s population lives on less than two dollars a day; eight-hundred forty million people worldwide suffer from hunger; ten million children die every …
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Banamex Starts Microlender Compartamos With Buy Rating

Wall Street Journal . January 2009 . MEXICO CITY (Dow Jones)–Citigroup Inc’s (C) Mexican banking arm Banamex has started coverage of microfinance lender Compartamos Banco SA (COMPART.MX) with a buy rating, citing the firm’s growth potential in low income segments of the population.
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Want a safe bet for 2009? Try microcredit

Small Is Beautiful. Want a safe bet for 2009? Try microcredit. . The Economist . A great article about the investment potential of microfinance… . Wall Street’s titans minted money in good times but now find it hard to repay their debts, if they are in business at all. Ironic, then, that many of the …
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Microfinance Loan Documentary

First European Microfinance Award in the Rural Tourism Sector . In 2006 Moroccan institute, Fondation Zakoura received the first European Microfinance Award for work it undertook in promoting financial services in the rural tourism sector. The film, which shows the impact this award has on rural communities, traces the institution’s activities since receiving the award, …