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Calgary Microcredit Conference Video
If 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...
185 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
Calgary Microcredit Conference attracts like-minded people
The 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...
195 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
Microcredit in the developed world - What is the difference?
By 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....
197 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
Calgary Microcredit Conference 2012 Wrap-up
It 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...
198 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
Girls in Uganda have reason to hope for a better future! FINCA StarGirls!
In 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...
224 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
Innovative ways to enable women to move themselves out of poverty
Dr. 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...
227 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
When it hurts too much to hope
Fabio 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...
230 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
Calgary Microcredit Conference 2012
by 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...
324 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
Fifth Annual Microcredit Conference in Calgary
On 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...
329 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
Beyond Microcredit - What's Next?
I 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 -...
574 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
Growing Pains: Ethics, Regulation & Moving Forward
By 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...
586 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
Paths of Change
By Bree Gardner Calling it a 'classic example of a social business,' CEO of FINCA International Rupert Scofield said microcredit began as market failure where the poor could not access banking, to a creative use of the banking sector that allows an escape from poverty. His...
586 days ago by CMC-2011, Category: Microcredit
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