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Microfinance & Social Business - Upcoming Opportunities In Calgary
393_155066754_3.jpgFor the past 5 years in October, RAGM and the Calgary Microcredit Conference have brought you a world-class line-up of speakers in an effort to increase awareness and engage individuals in the power of microfinance. As interest ebbs and flows and the focus of both Rotarians and...219 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
Calgary Microcredit Conference Video
326_371890756_3.jpgIf we had the length of service plus the credentials, and the passion of the Founder of FINCA, we may be as quotable as John Hatch. More to the point we would have the credibility when citing statistics. John said at the Calgary Microcredit Conference and is quoted in the attached video...518 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
Calgary Microcredit Conference attracts like-minded people
320_162933508_3.jpgThe 5th annual Microcredit Conference was held at the Danish-Canadian Club in Calgary on Oct. 13. This was attended by 160 people. The first speaker was Sarah Arthurs talking about the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives.  "Co-operative enterprises build a...527 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
Microcredit in the developed world - What is the difference?
318_168535179_3.jpgBy way of a brief summary of the "domestic" theme of the Calgary Microcredit Conference 2012, the overarching finding was quite evident: for microfinance to succeed domestically, it must tap into exactly the same socio-cultural phenomenon as makes it successful internationally....530 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
Calgary Microcredit Conference 2012 Wrap-up
311_866424719_3.jpgIt is the pleasant task of the Conference Chair to thank the folks that made the 2012 Calgary Microcredit Conference a success and perhaps point out a few pertinent highlights. More than one participant has said that they felt the conference met or exceeded their expectations and...531 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
Girls in Uganda have reason to hope for a better future! FINCA StarGirls!
305_366750240_3.jpgIn Uganda, girls as young as age 10 can now save money they earn safely and responsibly through FINCA's StarGirls program, helping to ensure they can afford the education they need for a brighter future. Launched as a pilot program in 2009, StarGirls has proven so successful that there...556 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
Innovative ways to enable women to move themselves out of poverty
280_684824784_3.jpgDr. Cecilia del Castillo presenting to the Calgary Microcredit Conference 2012 on October 13. In the Philippines, 1 out of 3 people live in poverty. NWTF Inc. led by Dr. Cecilia del Castillo has been making headway in its vision and mission to reduce the incidence of poverty...559 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
When it hurts too much to hope
301_862003061_3.jpgFabio Carballo, a constitutional lawyer from Costa Rica uses this phrase to describes the situation he uncovered while providing microcredit loans through a Rotary Foundation Grant several decades ago. He noted that mothers, before microcredit often rose marginally out of poverty only to...562 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
Calgary Microcredit Conference 2012
266_486623287_3.jpgby Steve Rickard From the position of Conference Chair, I can say that in 2012 our conference committee looked for prominent speakers who are able to deliver both an informative and diversified microcredit conference program. The happy results are our offering of quality...657 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
Fifth Annual Microcredit Conference in Calgary
267_394283877_3.jpgOn October 13th, the fifth annual Microcredit conference will be held in Calgary. Our district is a leader in this movement and we have many Rotarians dedicated to the concept. Rotary's motto is "Service above self" and this year our theme is "Peace through Service". The promotion of...662 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
Beyond Microcredit - What's Next?
208_634938716_3.jpgI had the privilege of helping to open the Calgary Microcredit Conference this past weekend on a panel with Mark Durieux, University of Calgary, and Rupert Scofield, FINCA where we provided our thoughts to answer the day's question and conference theme: Microcredit and Beyond -...907 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
Growing Pains: Ethics, Regulation & Moving Forward
197_454030513_3.jpgBy Bree Gardner The debate over microfinance is as old as the idea itself. Once praised as the golden solution to poverty, it now faces the criticisms and condemnation that often follows success and misuse. Alex Counts, CEO and President of Grameen Foundation, has found...919 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
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