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A short biography of Ms. Nurjahan Begum

October 27, 2014

Ujjivan’s Chandralekha Chaudhari profiles the accomplishments of one of the women who helped Muhammad Yunus found Grameen Bank in Bangladesh.

The idea and the opportunity that helped Mirjana thrive

October 20, 2014

By MI-BOSPO October 20, 2014 Before the Bosnian war, Mirjana Parhomov  was a safety engineer living quietly in the town of Bijeljina, Bosnia. During the war’s aftermath however, she was one of many who were left without a job, an income and a home. “It”s hard when you are left without a home and a job,” Mirjana said. “It seems…

Deepening financial inclusion for microentrepreneurs in Mexico

October 13, 2014

October 13, 2014 By Gayle Gatchalian, Senior Associate, Knowledge and Communications Mexico is one of the most populous countries in Latin America so it is not surprising that they have one of the largest number of microfinance clients: a whopping six million borrowers which is roughly 5% of the population (2013). Yet there is something distinct about how microfinance has…

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