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Some 7,000 clients are being served by Ecumenical Church Loan Fund Philippines, whose seed fund was from Eclof International, a micro-finance NGO.
Christian Aid has teamed up with a solar lighting specialist to launch an innovative microfinance project bringing solar lighting to people in India.
If you want Western-style consumption, you'll find it in abundance at the Accra Mall. But thankfully, there are many in West Africa keen to encourage sustainable tourism that is both environmentally and culturally sensitive.
A worldwide financial cooperative that promotes global justice by empowering disadvantaged people with credit has officially launched its activities in the UK.
Oikocredit, the innovative micro-finance organisation, has been given an award in recognition of its contribution to socially responsible investing.
A Bangladeshi economist who won the Nobel Peace Prize for championing microcredit loans to the poor, wants urgent re-invention of global finance to end poverty.
A Christian microfinance initiative has reported 13 per cent growth in 2009, despite the global economic downturn, with its total loans passing the €1 billion mark.
The threat of entrepreneurs in poor countries taking on too much loan debt is a growing reality, and a real threat to the rapidly expanding microfinance sector, says fair finance body Oikocredit.
Oikocredit, a leading socially-committed investor in microfinance, has released the results of its social audit, looking to enhance human welfare through economic performance.