Tag Archives: Housing

Building New Foundations in Housing Microfinance: European Microfinance Award 2017 summary

The latest European Dialogue published by the European Microfinance Platform presents the picture of the trends and some of the most interesting initiatives underway in the housing microfinance sector that were submitted for the European Microfinance Award 2017. MFC staff: Katarzyna Pawlak and Ewa Bańkowska, had a privilege to be part of the award process as expert consultants. The publication is the compilation of the ...

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Apply today for the 2018 World Habitat Awards!

The World Habitat Awards recognise and highlight innovative, outstanding and sometimes revolutionary housing ideas, projects and programmes from across the world. The World Habitat Awards are a great opportunity for projects to receive the recognition they deserve. Being a finalist or winner will bring international recognition. Winning projects also receive a cash prize of £10,000, a trophy and have the ...

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8th European Microfinance Award: Ceremony & Winners!

Award Ceremony Pictures This year, MFC as a member of European Microfinance Platform and a recognised housing microfinance expert, had the pleasure to support the process of setting up and holding the 8th European Microfinance Award. The three 2017 Award finalists and the Winner were announced at the European Microfinance Award Ceremony held on Thursday evening, November 30th in Luxembourg. ...

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Housing Microfinance: Shelter Solutions for the Poor. Read the report!

Housing is often proclaimed to be one of the “big three” priorities for low-income households around the world, along with food and primary education. The global population living in substandard housing is 1.6 billion and climbing, especially as the world becomes more urban. In Sub-Saharan Africa, however, about 97 to 99 percent of people do not have access to formal ...

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Housing Microfinance: Read two new publications!

Read two new publications produced by Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter: The State of Housing Microfinance 2016-2017: the business case for housing microfinance       The state of Investment in Affordable Housing 

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Save the date & register for the European Microfinance Week 2017!

  European Microfinance Week (EMW), hosted by e-MFP, is one of the top events in the microfinance calendar and a unique meeting point for microfinance professionals working worldwide. EMW brings together all sectors of the inclusive finance sector including consultants & support service providers, investors, multilateral & national development agencies, NGOs and researchers. With an unparalleled program and prestigious speakers, the event ...

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Apply now! 2017 European Microfinance Award “Microfinance for housing”

The European Microfinance Award 2017 “Microfinance for Housing” is intended to highlight the role of microfinance in supporting access to better quality residential housing for low-income, vulnerable and excluded groups, with no or limited access to housing finance in the mainstream sector. The prize of €100,000 will be presented on 30th November 2017 during the European Microfinance Week in Luxembourg. ...

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Give your Input to the State of Housing Finance Report

Bonus days! We’ve decided to extend the survey until March 17. If you haven’t completed your survey, do so now! Habitat for Humanity invites financial institutions and organizations to take part in the 2016-17 survey of the State of the Housing Microfinance. Housing microfinance is a growing sector with potential for more investment and profits. There is information on how ...

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Reaching delinquent youth through “My home, my responsibility”

Teaching vulnerable kids to be both money smart and energy smart – this is how we’d describe our year-long partnership with Habitat for Humanity Poland and the Delinquent Youth Center of Orione Convent. Our project aimed to give kids the knowledge and skills they needed to transition from care to independent living. To do so, we created innovative financial education ...

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Housing Microfinance

Funder: Habitat for Humanity International Housing microfinance is a relatively recent arrival to the sector; with numerous MFIs launching new products and improving them as they go along. Against this backdrop, we’ve developed an easy-to-market research tool specifically for housing product improvement. It allows MFIs to quickly and effectively survey product users and non-users to identify “quick win” improvements, whether this is ...

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