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Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2013

Women’s World Banking has been looking back on the past year as 2013 draws to a close—and what an incredible year it has been! Exciting new research on low-income garment employees in India and how to integrate financial education Launched the Gender Performance Initiative to help the industry prioritize and measure how they serve women Piloted rural credit for women…

Adding Gender to the Microfinance Bottom Line

December 20, 2013

Jaclyn Berfond, Senior Associate for Strategy at Women’s World Banking guest blogged on the Center for Financial Inclusion blog on the important of measuring a financial institution’s gender performance in order to know and track whether they are serving women well.

The Double Bottom Line of Microfinance Must Become a Triplet

December 19, 2013

Women’s World Banking guest blogs on NextBillion about the necessity of gender performance measurement in microfinance.

Great Shot: A woman photographer builds her business in Jordan

December 19, 2013

Sameera got a loan from MFW to start her business (the first one for 1,000 dinar, approximately US$ 1,400). The beginning was especially tough, as she was the first woman to open a storefront business in the Sahab neighborhood, and the male shop owners didn’t approve of her presence. It took all her perseverance and strength to endure this harassment,…

Essay by Rosaisha Ozoria, Founder’s Scholarship Winner

December 16, 2013

December 16, 2013 By Rosaisha Ozoria (Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers), Winner, Women’s World Banking’s Founder’s Scholarship (supported by NY Women’s Bond Club Financial literacy for Hispanic women Twice a week I head down to volunteer at the Los Sures Social Services office, situated next to the local senior citizen home, to help at the food pantry. We…

In the Philippines, Leadership and Experience Help Clients Rebuild after Haiyan

December 10, 2013

By Maura Hart, Manager, Public Relations Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation (NWTF) was founded in time of crisis in the Philippines 29 years ago. Decades later, NWTF has seen its clients through countless typhoons (an average of 22 per year in the Philippines) and other natural disasters, experiences that proved invaluable when Typhoon Haiyan (known in the Philippines as Yolanda)…

Measuring Client Success: Insights from a Yogurt Shop

December 5, 2013

By Claire Rogers, Senior Associate for Project Coordination, and Maura Hart, Manager of Public Relations We were in Amman, Jordan last week supporting Women’s World Banking’s 2013 Global Forum: Building Women-Focused Finance: The Global-Local Experience. Our first day began with a visit to the Amman headquarters of Microfund for Women (MFW), a Women’s World Banking network member and our gracious…

Profile of a Women’s World Banking Fellow: Liannette Perez

December 2, 2013

By Melisa Socorro-Nunez, Global Marketing and Communications Intern Summer intern Melisa recently sat down with Liannette Perez and talked about her experience at Women’s World Banking, first as Compliance Associate, then as a Fellow. Fellows rotate through four departments of the organization over a two year period.

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