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Software Group – Whitepaper: Field Staff Digitalization – A Decade of Key Lessons Learned in Microfinance

Digital transformation is high on Microfinance Institutions’ agenda, but the path to its successful implementation may hold different strategic directions. Software Group’s new whitepaper lays out our business, technological and implementation lessons learned while helping MFIs digitalize their field operations. Download Whitepaper In the last 20 years we saw an operational shift as most MFIs transitioned from paper-based operations to digital ...

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Insurance Ltd Receives the 10th European Microfinance Award in Recognition of Its Response to “strengthening Resilience to Climate Change”.

At a ceremony held at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg, Paulette Lenert, Luxembourg Minister for Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, presented the 10th European Microfinance Award to APA Insurance Ltd of Kenya. Since 2006, Luxembourg Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, the European Microfinance Platform and the Inclusive Finance Network Luxembourg have been awarding a €100,000 prize to the ...

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#DigLitBootcamp: Free/discounted IT tools for non-profit

Free/discounted IT tools for non-profit 5 December 2019, 13:00-14:00 (Warsaw, Amsterdam, Sarajevo) REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR More and more organisations offer free or discounted IT tools for non-profit organisations and the discounts can play an important role on your final choice. During this webinar, we will look into tools such as: G-Suite, Microsoft, Salesforce (Singlify), Trello, Hotjar, Google analytics, Google ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance Study Visit to Qredits – an IT-driven Microfinance Business Model for Sustainable Growth

The European Union is offering a study visit under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme to visit Qredits, a microcredit provider operating in the Netherlands. The visit will take place on the premises of the hosting organization in Almelo, the Netherlands on 25 November 2019. This is a second edition of the visit that was already offered to beneficiaries of the ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance Investment Readiness Training to Italian Microfinance Institutions

The European Union is offering a two-day investment readiness training in Milan, Italy, on 25-26 November 2019 under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme offered to microfinance institutions that have been selected as programme beneficiaries. This is a training tailored to the needs of small Italian microfinance institutions who need support to help match investor expectations with their needs. The key ...

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#DigLitBootcamp: Key elements of successful digital customer acquisition

WATCH THE WEBINAR RECORDING – see below! During the webinar participants have learnt about the available channels and their potential to reach out to clients and increase their engagement. They could understand batter how to select and manage the relationship with digital marketing agency, so that the investment pays off. They could learn the basics of running safe marketing campaigns and the measures to track their ...

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#DigLitBootcamp: Kickstarting Your On-line Sales Channel

Kickstarting your on-line sales channel 28th November, 11:00 – 12:00 (Warsaw/Amsterdam/Sarajevo) CLICK TO REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR  The goal of this webinar is to equip audience with enough knowledge to build and execute plan of launching on-line sales. You will know what minimum skill-base is needed, how to build it and how to secure BPC (Business Process Continuation). You will understand techniques, tools and technology ...

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Albanian Avant-garde: Process Automation and More Discussed by the Working Group

MFC assisted in organizing the second National Working Group meeting in Albania. Its subject was Digitalization of MFI-s: Operational, Data Sharing and Cyber Security Framework. Here comes the summary provided by Albanian Microfinance Association. In collaboration with the Microfinance Center (MFC) and with the financial support of the European Union in the framework of EaSi Program, the Albanian Microfinance Association (AMA) ...

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Georgia: Crystal Receives 4.1 million eur. Loan from European Investment Bank

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a US dollar loan worth the equivalent of up to 4.1 million euros to JSC MFO Crystal- MFC Member, a leading microfinance company in Georgia. This operation will fund micro enterprises with fewer than 10 employees. They will receive loans of up to 25,000 euros that are geared towards women, young people and ...

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Kazakhstan: KMF Mandates Emga to Secure New USD 15m Financing from Austria’s OeEB

As the European Union is set to boost the business climate in Kazakhstan and central Asia through the Program Central Asia Invest – Policy, MFO KMF LLC (KMF) a leading Kazakh financial institution has proved itself to be ahead of the curve, having mandated Emerging Markets Global Advisory Limited (EMGA) to secure new cross-border funding. EMGA has gone on to ...

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