Posts Tagged ‘microfinance’

Kiva is the winner

Wednesday, 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. (more…)

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MYC4 profile Kantu Godfrey

Saturday, 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

Saturday, 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

Thursday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, 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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MYC4 profile Joyce Nakirijja

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
Uganda

Joyce owns a retail shop where she sells mainly household items. She would like to get a second loan so that she can purchase more commodities. This will boost both her sales and monthly turnover.
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MYC4 profile Menya Haruna

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
Uganda

Menya Haruna deals in grain milling, he buys maize grain from local buyers and mills it to produce flour. He is seeking for a loan to boost his working capital in the business.
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Microfinance mention on CNBC

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

In my latest CNBC appearance I did mention Microfinance as an opportunity – more specifically through the ResponsAbility Microfinance fund managed by credit suisse

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