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Ryan Newton blogs for Huffington Post’s ImpactX blog on youth savings

April 29, 2014

April 29, 2014 Savings Specialist Ryan Newton blogged about our youth savings project in India with SEWA Bank for the Huffington Post/ Cisco ImpactX blog. 5 Reasons Why a Savings Account Can Change a Young Girl’s Life When you ask a young girl anywhere in the world where she keeps her money, chances are she’ll say her piggy bank, school…

One-on-one with Women's World Banking's Chief Strategy Officer

April 28, 2014

Summer intern Melisa had the opportunity to interview Chief Strategy Officer Harsha Thadhani soon after the Women’s World Banking Board approved the organization’s next strategy. They talked about Harsha’s work and Women’s World Banking’s approach to strategic planning.

Investments that pay off- Building Strong Teams That Support Financial Inclusion

April 21, 2014

Besides the extent of their outreach and their ability to offer diverse products, an MFI’s success is now being measured by operational, financial, social, and gender indicators. In February 2014, Women’s World Banking’s Leadership and Gender Diversity program team provided Crecer, Crédito con Educación Rural in Bolivia just this opportunity to strengthen its team of managers through the Management Development…

A Rookie’s Guide to Women’s World Banking

April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014 Susan Gao, Bryn Mawr Fellow for Women’s World Banking When I tell people that I work at Women’s World Banking, I often get a curious look followed by strings of questions:  “Is it a bank for women?” “Is it a CIA front?”, or my favorite, “Can I get a loan from you?” The truth is, besides reciting…

Helping Families Prepare for the Unexpected: Health Microinsurance in Peru

April 7, 2014

By Hilary Nichols, Senior Associate, Microfinance Products April 7, 2014 We sat with Yolanda and Antonio on plastic chairs under a thatched roof hanging over the front of their house.  They had lived on the same 5.5 acre land in Peru for decades and raised two boys by selling milk from their three cows, crops like tomatoes, paprika and corn,…


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