Tag Archives: MFC Member

Webinar: Evaluation and Support for Improving Inclusive Green Finance for MFIs – The Green Index

The e-MFP Green Inclusive & Climate Smart Finance Action Group (GICSF AG), convened by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), was created in 2013 with the objective of raising awareness about the challenges related to inclusive finance and the environment, enhancing the knowledge and actions of inclusive finance actors in dealing with environmental issues, and facilitating cooperation among green inclusive finance ...

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Borrow Wisely Campaign – 1st time online*, 7th time fantastic!

2020 greeted everyone with many new challenges. For the Borrow Wisely Campaign it was no different. The formula of BWC had to be modified according to what is happening all around the world due to the pandemic outbreak. Who would imagine that instead of numerous educational events for MFIs clients and staff, the Campaign was forced to move (mostly) to ...

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Opportunity International Announces The Sale of 78% of Opportunity Bank Serbia to Three Impact Investors

 Opportunity International and its investment vehicle, Opportunity Transformation Investments, finalized the sale of 78 percent of Opportunity Bank Serbia (OBS), Opportunity International’s banking operations in Serbia, to a consortium of European values-driven financial institutions. The consortium is led by Triodos Investment Management in the Netherlands, through its Triodos Sicav II Fund and Triodos Fair Share Fund, and includes GLS Bank and UmweltBank, both from Germany. The ...

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AMFA – Accelerating Development Sustainable Micro-Entrepreneurship In Rural Regions Of Azerbaijan: Two Project’s Events

Accelerating Development Sustainable Micro-Entrepreneurship In Rural Regions Of Azerbaijan” (ADSMIRRA) is a project is co-founded by the European Union, organized by the Azerbaijan Micro-finance Association (AMFA) in collaboration with MFC and ASK, TuranBank OJSC, Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and Finance for development LLC. We would like to draw your attention to two events happening at the end of December within ...

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MFC Member: AMIK Invites You to a Webinar About Digital Transformation

Here is the invitation from MFC Member, AMIK – Association of Microfinance Institutions of Kosovo: We would like to inform and invite you on AMIKs first the “Digital Transformation of the Microfinance and non-bank Financial Sector” live webinar. The prior assessment of the sector readiness is based on the MFC approach –  Digital Transformation Framework. The theme is of growing importance ...

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We Are Going to Visit a Fintech (On-line) – Join Us!

  MFC is preparing 2-day online EaSI Technical Assistance peer-to-peer training with the fintech platform Debitum Network, which will take place on 22nd & 23rd October 2020, 10:00-13:00 CET each of the two days. Who is Debitum Network?  Debitum Network is a lending ecosystem that connects small businesses, investors and service providers. The platform is decentralized as information and services are provided ...

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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Microfinance Sector in Europe [Research Paper]

This paper summarizes the data collected by the Microfinance Centre (MFC) through a survey of microfinance institutions in Europe to assess the impact of COVID-19 crisis on the situation of microfinance institutions and their clients. The results show that while the pandemic touched all countries in the EU, the severity of its impact was markedly different, from very strong in ...

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7th Edition of the Borrow Wisely Campaign Has Started Right Now! #2020BWC

October is here which equals the BORROW WISELY CAMPAIGN 2020 launch!   This year’s participants have prepared lots of #2020BWC activities on-line (and some off-line as well). Throughout the whole month, partnering MFIs Staff will be trained on how to speak to their Clients about taking loans wisely. BWC materials will be displayed in the branches, easy to access and ...

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#BorrowWisely is kicking off in TWO WEEKS!

Borrow Wisely Campaign is almost here – the 7th edition is starting on the very first day of October! This year the format will be modified due to the pandemic restrictions. But that does not mean the Campaign will have a lesser impact. Just the contrary: our aim is to take advantage of  the power of online communication as much ...

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MFC Member – Inpulse: New Opportunities After COVID19: a Joint Assessment [UPDATED VERSION]

JULY – AUGUST SURVEY A resumption of activities under operational and financial constraints Inpulse joined forces with ADA and the Fondation GCA – Grameen Crédit Agricole to keep monitoring the effects of the COVID-19 crisis among our MFI partners. The results of the survey carried out between July 23rd and August 6th, 2020, based on 91 partners from 42 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, and ...

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