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Financial education for all!

For over a year, MFC has facilitated a group of Polish organizations active in providing financial education. Working group members deliver financial education to variety of groups: children, youth, adults, farmers, low-income families and vulnerable people. Through this group, we have engaged with over 20 financial institutions, public institutions and NGOs in a discussion about the status of financial literacy ...

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Welcome to our new Member: Opportunity Bank Serbia!

By providing financial solutions and training, Opportunity Bank Serbia (OBS) empowers the underserved and financially excluded people to transform their lives, their children’s futures and their communities. OBS targets low-income households in rural areas that lack access to credit products for facilitation of self-employment and entrepreneurship activities. Three main client target groups of OBS are: entrepreneurs and micro businesses, registered ...

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Welcome to our new Member: Oradian from Croatia!

Oradian is a global technology provider offering financial inclusion solutions. Its simple and intuitive cloud-based platform empowers financial institutions tackling the challenges to connect billions of potential clients at the base of the economic pyramid to financial services. Find out more

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Financial education in Azerbaijan: Read the case study!

We are proud to share with you the results of our three-year, EU-funded project called “Building female professionals and promoting women entrepreneurship development in rural regions of Azerbaijan” managed together with Azerbaijan Microfinance Association (AMFA). The results of the project serve as a successful model for addressing the issue of female participation in microfinance, and more generally, women’s employment in ...

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SP Fund round 3 in numbers

In October 2015, we launched the third round of the SP Fund (thanks to continued support from the Ford Foundation). The aim of this latest round is to build the capacity of national associations and MFIs to use the SPI4 tool to manage and report on their social performance. After the first 12 months of implementation, we’re proud to announce ...

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Financial education in Belarus: Helping over 2,000 people gain new skills!

We are pleased to announce the results of our three-year financial education project conducted in cooperation with the Belarussian Republican Microfinance Center (RMC) and funded by USAID. We achieved following results: 5 posters and brochures with financial literacy tips developed and disseminated 4 trainings of trainers conducted and 61 local financial literacy trainers trained 2,328 low-income people gained their knowledge ...

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EaSI TA Workshop on EU Instruments for Microfinance in Bulgaria

The workshop took place in Sofia, Bulgaria on 10 November 2016. It was jointly hosted by the Bulgarian Association of Credit Cooperatives and Microfinance Organizations (BACCOM) and fi-compass. The event welcomed 34 practitioners from credit cooperatives and microfinance organizations, who discussed opportunities and obstacles within the Bulgarian microfinance sector. The speakers presented useful information regarding the EaSI Technical Assistance, EIF ...

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Help us shape the agenda for the 20th MFC Annual Conference!

20th MFC Annual Conference Horizon 2037: Fair finance for all 24-26 May 2017, Sarajevo Join us for our landmark annual conference in Sarajevo! Registration opens on 20 February 2017, and early-bird registration closes on 28 April 2017. In June in Tirana, and over the course of our country meetings, we’ve heard a great range of your excellent suggestions for discussion topics ...

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Call for Papers! 5th European Microfinance Research Conference

Microfinance and Financial Inclusion 12-14 June 2017 University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom The University of Portsmouth will host the 5th European Microfinance Research Conference between 12th and 14th June 2017. The Conference has a generic theme of Microfinance and Financial Inclusion and is organised in cooperation with the European Microfinance Platform and CERMi. The European Microfinance Research Conference is one of ...

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“Indicators to monitor over-indebtedness” working paper launched by the EFIN Working Group

The Working Paper “Indicators to monitor over-indebtedness” is a result of the work of the EFIN Working Group on Over-indebtedness coordinated by MFC. It proposes the indicators to monitor the current indebtedness levels, maps potential data sources and stresses the importance of good quality data. It also offers the ways forward to improve monitoring in the short-, medium- and long-term perspective. ...

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