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Investing in Microfinance Investment Funds

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Maria Guadalupe Licona, of Tulancingo, Mexico needed to expand her herd. So she borrowed $100 for six months from a microlender that charges on average 40% interest and purchased additional sheep and pigs. The money came from somebody like J. Alex Hartzler. He and his partners sold their Web Clients ad business to online marketing firm ValueClick (nasdaq: VCLK - news - people ) for $141 million in July 2005. A Fulbright scholar who volunteered in Bolivia with the Mennonite Church before entering law school, he wanted to put some of his gains into doing good. So Hartzler, now 39, invested first in an equity fund and later in a ...
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UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s least developed countries. It works to advance the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by increasing access to microfinance and basic services, in ways that are sustainable, and can be taken to scale by the private sector, development partners and national governments. On the ground in over 40 of the world’s poorest countries, primarily in Africa and Asia, UNCDF provides technical support and seed capital – grants and loans –  to strengthen institutions that create economic opportunity and provide essential services for poor people. UNCDF ... market research, surveys and trends
NMI Global Fund invests EUR 4 million in Triodos Microfinance Fund ...
July 9, 2010: Aiming to increase access to financial services for the working poor in developing countries, Triodos Microfinance Fund received an investment of EUR 4 million from NMI Global Fund yesterday. The investment will further boost the fund’s portfolio that currently consists of debt and equity investments in 16 microfinance institutions (MFIs) across 11 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Triodos Microfinance Fund is managed by Triodos Investment Management, a leading investor in the microfinance sector since 1994. As an investor in microfinance, Triodos Investment Management seeks to contribute towards the ... market research, surveys and trends

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MICROCAPITAL STORY: CDC Group Invests $30m in Microfinance Funds ...
managed by Catalyst Microfinance Investment Company. By investing in MFIs, the fund aims to provide low-income persons access to a wide range of financial services, including credit, savings, and fund transfers. Catalyst Microfinance Investors is managed by Catalyst Microfinance Investment Company, a joint venture between ASA , one of the big four MFIs in Bangladesh, and Sequoia , a Dutch corporate finance boutique. Its fund will invest in a network of growing greenfield microfinance institutions in countries such as India, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Ghana. The fund will aim to help MFIs accelerate their expansion, and in turn ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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involved in socially responsible investing—11 percent of the $25.1 ... u ALTERNATIvE INvESTMENT FUNDS—An estimated $5.3 billion in capital were identified ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Puget Sound Investors Realize Social and Financial Returns from Microfinance ...
Today, Global Partnerships (GP), a Seattle-based nonprofit that invests in high-performing, socially focused microfinance institutions in Latin America, announced that the cycle of its first $2 million microfinance investment fund has been completed, less than five years after the fund was closed. As of last week, Global Partnerships had repaid all investors to Microfinance Fund 2005, either on time or early, with interest. "This is a watershed moment," said Rick Beckett, president and CEO of Global Partnerships. "When GP closed our first fund, we were testing the idea that an investment fund strategy could help ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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Mission Investing in Microfinance A Program Related Investment ...
Mission Investing in Microfinance. A Program Related Investment (PRI) ...... affiliation and collaborates with other microfinance funds in making MFI loans. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
OPIC Loan Enables Microfinance Fund to Expand Lending | OPIC ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A loan from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) will enable a microfinance fund to expand its lending to microfinance institutions (MFIs) throughout the world, generating nearly 100,000 estimated new loans for micro borrowers and impacting up to a half-million individuals in developing countries.  OPIC will provide a $10 million loan to MicroVest I, LLP (MVI), the first North American microfinance investment fund to raise capital entirely from socially-motivated individuals and institutional investors; its principal U.S. sponsors are CARE USA, MEDA Investments Inc , Perls Foundation, and technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
The Omidyar-Tufts Microfinance Fund - Omidyar-Tufts Microfinance ...
The fund's objectives include accelerating the growth of microfinance through access to private capital, demonstrating the potential of microfinance as commercially viable investments, and unleashing at least $1 billion of new microloans to the poor in developing nations over the next decade so that these individuals may economically empower themselves.   When did Tufts get this gift and in what form? On November 1, 2005, Tufts received all $100 million in the form of eBay stock. When the university sold the stock, it realized an additional $4.14 million in additional value. What is microfinance? Billions of people ...
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