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Archive | August 13, 2012

5th ANNUAL MICROFINANCE INVESTOR?S FAIR 2012

? ?Bringing African MFIs & Social Investors together? The 11th and 12th October 2012, Ramada Plaza Hotel, Tunis, Tunisia ? WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE? ? ? MFIs from Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and Middle East in search of funding*. ? Social investors active in microfinance. ? Technological service providers specialised in microfinance.

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Kenya: Transparency Phone App Maps Way For Rural Farmers, Tech Women

M-Farm, an award-winning Kenyan agribusiness company created by three young women, has launched a new mobile application as part of its efforts to empower both rural farmers and women seeking careers in technology. Having already achieved success with its SMS tool, which allows subscribing farmers to obtain price information, buy farm inputs and find buyers […]

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ILO: 33 out of 50 largest insurance companies of the world develop microinsurance

The number of microinsurance schemes worldwide has increased substantially over the past five years and now reaches an estimated 500 million worldwide, according to the Microinsurance Innovation Facility of the International Labour Organization and the Munich Re Foundation. Microinsurance aims to protect poor people against risks ? such as accidents, illnesses, death in the family, […]

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