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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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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, …
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Dire Forecast for Global Economy and Trade

The article (attached below) reaffirms two important concepts – 1) emerging markets, while down, still offer higher growth rates than domestic markets; 2) this downturn will affect those in poverty more than the affluent as basic needs will not be met.  These two items are real and should drive more capital into global social investment, …
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Financial Services For The Poor Fact Sheet

Attached is a short document from the Gates Foundation detailing the variety of financial services (banking, insurance, savings, etc) now available to those in developing countries.  Of course, the goal is to proliferate such products and services to help those 3 billion living in poverty break the cycle and all of its ill effects. . …
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Socially Active…

I recently heard this lecture by Muhammad Yunus. Presenting at Stanford, Yunus discussed the variety of socially active business ventures that Grameen has started including a cell phone network, IT companies, and textile manufacturing. These go far beyond socially responsible businesses but significantly benefit those at the bottom of the economic pyramid. This is very …
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MTV Stand In…

A close friend in Business School recently sat in on a stand in lecture by Dr. Yunus. He sent me this link to watch the lecture. Enjoy! . MTV Stand In
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YouTube – Breaking the cycle of poverty…

I recently saw this video on YouTube.com produced by Grameen that shows how microfinance has proven to break the cycle of poverty. A great way to get acquainted with microfinance. . Grameen Video