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In New Brand of Philanthropy, Nonprofits Invest in For-Profits – NYT.com

  BY¬†STEPHANIE STROM   IMPACT INVESTING¬†A private school in Hyderabad, India, is financed by a company set up by Gray Ghost Ventures. When the W. K. Kellogg Foundation set aside $100 million in 2007 to invest in companies that could produce both social and financial benefits, it was considered revolutionary. Historically, major foundations had used …
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The Relationship Between Microfinance, Entrepreneurship And Sustainability In Reducing Poverty In Developing Nations

Organization: The African Youths Organization Solution Description The extent to which microfinance, entrepreneurship and sustainability are inter-related is dependent on the extent to which it addresses the economic development process for example. If we are looking for an action which will enable the poor to overcome their poverty, I would go for credit invested in …
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Road Map for the Microfinance Industry: Reaffirming Responsible and Client-Centered Microfinance

From the Microfinance CEO Working Group, January 2012 In less than 40 years, microfinance has spread around the world, today providing access to credit and other financial services to more than 205 million poor clients1, most of whom were previously ignored by mainstream financial institutions. From modest roots, microfinance has built a global network of …