microfinance

  • 1 Dec 2008

    A pioneering charity has launched a new initiative in the face of the credit crunch, to take loans from people who need a decent return on their income, and invest their money to help those in the developing world.

  • 13 Nov 2008

    Opportunity International, the world's largest Christian microfinance organization, has announced the launch of OptINnow, a new initiative in the fight against global poverty. Based in the US, OptINnow connects people who want to make a difference with the working poor around the world who need small business loans to lift themselves out of poverty.

  • 16 Feb 2008

    Harnessing the power of the market to help solve the problems of global poverty, hunger and inequality is both possible and necessary, a Nobel Peace Prize winner told an invited audience of specialists in London on Thursday night.

  • 14 Feb 2008

    Oikocredit, the leading private international microfinancier, which gives support to poor communities and social enterprise, has announced a significant growth in activity and impact in its preliminary results for 2007.

  • 15 Jan 2008

    Oikocredit, a global member-based social investment co-operative which makes small loans to hundreds of vital development projects, has expressed hope that it will "really take off" in the UK after receiving its first major contribution.

  • 29 Nov 2007

    A long-standing practical scheme for financially backing community initiatives and economic development among those on the margins of the global system is being promoted in Britain.