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Archive | October 30, 2012

Insurer woos jua kali workers

An insurance company has partnered with a jua kali association to run a funeral cover which will ease the cost of burial for low-income Kenyans. APA Insurance will provide a cover ? Heshima Mpango Poa ? which will provide cash benefits after a family member dies. Speaking during the launch in Nairobi, APA chief executive […]

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Five Microcredit Programs That are Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

One of the best ways to encourage economic growth in poor areas is to provide affordable small loans to farmers and small-business owners. Called microcredit or microloans, these programs can inject capital into communities that lack the collateral required by conventional banks. Today, Nourishing the Planet introduces five innovative microcredit programs that are encouraging economic […]

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Performance Monitoring Workshop for Rural Finance Programmes in Eastern and Southern Africa

The Rural Finance Knowledge Management Partnership (KMP) organized a performance monitoring workshop for IFAD-supported programmes in Eastern & Southern Africa from 24-27 April 2012. The workshop was aimed at helping participants to understand the intricacies of managing for impact. This was achieved by helping country teams assess the current state of monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) […]

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Co-ops advised to form association

The Chief Executive Officer of the Malawi Union Savings and Credit Co-operatives, Sylvester Kadzola has encouraged the local co-operatives to set a national association forum. Kadzola was part of the delegation of co-operative leaders who were in Botswana last week to share ideas and experiences with their counterparts locally.? He told Gazette Business prior to […]

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