Is development possible in countries affected by conflict, catastrophe, or corruption? Discover 5 lessons for sustainable development in fragile states.
Mobile money technology is revolutionizing the way the world banks and is creating new opportunities for the poor and rural communities.
Amidst insecurity and high inflation, businesses often default or are forced to close down. By creating stable financial systems, Five Talents is helping to rebuild business.
Rice banks provide alternative savings and empower cooperative business among the poor.
Five Talents helps group members like those in a recent study “put their money to work” when more traditional financial institutions are unavailable or their fees are too high.
South Sudan Community Bank is opening opportunities for subsistence level farmers and their families. Access to savings and loans enables many to send their children to school for the first time.
Eviction and resettlement are common for the urban poor of Indonesia. Migrants in search of opportunity in the city find a cycle of poverty and displacement.
Microfinance refers to a variety of financial services offered to the working poor. Microfinance products may include loans, savings, insurance, or other financial products and tend to be for very small amounts of money.