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8th European Microfinance Award: Ceremony & Winners!

Award Ceremony Pictures   Microfinance for Housing was the topic of the European Microfinance Award 2017. The 2017 three Award finalists and the Winner were announced at the European Microfinance Award Ceremony held on Thursday evening, November 30th in Luxembourg. The Winner of the European Microfinance Award for Housing is: Cooperative Tasepantomin of Mexico Cooperativa Tosepantomin of Mexico offers housing savings ...

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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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My Home, My Responsibility

Funder: The project is supported by Obywatele dla Demokracji Program, finansed by EOG grants  Partners: Habitat for Humanity Poland; Młodzieżowy Ośrodek Wychowawczy Księży Orionistów (MOW) Helping delinquent youth successfully transition from foster care into independent adult life means equipping them with the personal money management skills they often lack. The MFC has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity Poland and delinquent youth ...

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