See Ignacio Mas from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Speak on Mobile Banking Tonight

Everyone needs a safe place to save. Formal savings services need to be accessible conveniently and affordably from every village and every neighborhood. Technology, and in particular cellphones, offer an opportunity to rethink financial service distribution models and substantially reduce the cost of serving poor people. Please join Ignacio Mas for a discussion on the … [Read more…]

Tonight a Conversation with Sir Fazle Hasan Abed from BRAC

Tonight, May 25th, Global Washington, cordially invites you to participate in a dialogue with Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of BRAC. Driven by his desire to rehabilitate returning refugees in northeastern Bangladesh, Mr. Abed founded BRAC to deal with the long-term task of improving living conditions of the rural poor. He directed his … [Read more…]

Global Partnerships – Social Investor Forum – June 8

Over the past five years, Global Partnerships, a Seattle-based nonprofit that supports microfinance in Latin America, has been able to dramatically increase the number of MFIs and borrowers that we serve through our investment fund strategy. If you’re interested in learning how this strategy works to deliver social and financial return to investors, and much-needed … [Read more…]

Muhammad Yunus to Speak at Town Hall on May 23 about his New Book, Business with a Conscience

Microcredit pioneer Muhammad Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize (along with the Grameen Bank, which he founded) has developed a new approach to capitalism: social business. Yunus, author of Building Social Business, says social business will create self-supporting enterprises that generate economic growth even as they produce goods and services that make the … [Read more…]

Meet Jolkona at a Happy Hour on May 20th

Come meet Jolkona, a local non-profit that allows you to donate to projects around the world and get feedback from the field on the impact of your specific donation, during a happy hour on May 20th at 6pm at SAMTaste.  They have projects that span Microfinance, Empowerment, Education, Public Health, Cultural Identity and Environment. Jolkona’s … [Read more…]

Register & Attend Microfinance USA Single Sessions

Tickets for single sessions at Microfinance USA now available! $50 per session | Sign up now Unable to spend the full 2 days at the conference? Register for the opening plenary on either day, or attend a breakout session, networking event, lunchtime session or borrower tour! Microfinance USA The conference where microfinance practitioners, investors, and … [Read more…]