MYC4 profile Nakkazi Christine

June 9th, 2009
Uganda

Nakkazi Christine provides hair dressing services. She is seeking for a loan to increase her working capital and purchase more hair dressing machines.
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Kiva is the winner

April 15th, 2009

As you might know in the past few months I have been trying both myc4 and Kiva. The situation on myc4 is somehow confusing to me. For instance here the MFI in question tried to explain some of the issue with out of the ordinary projects (DJ’s in africa asking 10,000 Euro plus each for identical needs, farming projects with the identical cow on the background) but to me the explanations are not plausible. Read the rest of this entry »

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myc4 testimonial

March 30th, 2009

I am happy to share this interesting testimonial from myc4 beneficiaries in Uganda. Personally I have found many of their investment opportunities in Uganda to be noteworthy. Ever wondered how an investment (as little as 5€) impacts someone? In the video you can see this example and others.

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MYC4 profile Kantu Godfrey

March 28th, 2009
Uganda

Kantu Godfrey is a business man offering mechanical services. He gets tenders of servicing company vehicles. He needs a loan to boost his business and set up his own service bay.
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Microfinance class at Robert Kennedy College

March 28th, 2009

Our Investment Management residential week in Zürich, an elective within the University of Wales MBA at Robert Kennedy College, has just ended.

This time I have added a unit on microfinance as an investment and I have asked 4 groups to compare myc4/kiva to professional investments in microfinance like the credit suisse fund.

The results are very interesting…

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MYC4 profile Codou NDOUR

March 26th, 2009
Senegal

Ms. Codou NDOUR is dynamic and has been running her business for 11 years. 36 years old, she is now well impregnated with the sector and the shop is sound with a solid clientele composed by tourists. The loan of €16872 will help her own the store.
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MYC4 profile Kamaikya Margret

March 25th, 2009
Uganda

Kamaikya Margret is a business woman running a bar and restaurant. She sells beer, sodas and food. She is seeking for a loan to increase her working capital and expand her business.
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MYC4 profile Makmot George

March 25th, 2009
Uganda

Makmot George is a businessman running a hotel where he offers accommodation, conferences, catering and entertainment services. He is seeking for a loan boost his hotel.
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MYC4 profile Regina Mumbi Njoroge

March 25th, 2009
Kenya

Regina Mumbi owns a boutique where she sells new cloths for both men and ladies. She would like a loan to expand her business by adding more stock in her boutique.
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Can Kiva cope with the demand ?

March 25th, 2009

As per my previous post it looks like Kiva is having some troubles in coping with demand.  This article confirms their plan to launch micro loans in the U.S.

In some recent enquiries I have discovered that some MFIs are not entirely pleased with Kiva’s system. Why so if the money is lent at 0% interest rate?

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