Fundación Génesis Empresarial, Kashf Foundation, and Opportunity Bank of Uganda Announced as Finalists for Seventh European Microfinance Award on Access to Education

27 Sep 2016

On Wednesday 21 September 2016, the Selection Committee for the Seventh European Microfinance Award, on “Microfinance and Access to Education”, composed of members of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) and Inclusive Finance Network Luxembourg (, chose the three finalists who will go on to compete for the EUR100,000 prize: Fundación Génesis Empresarial from Guatemala, Kashf Foundation from Pakistan, and Opportunity Bank of Uganda. 

This year, the Award recognizes the role of microfinance in enabling access to education for children and/or skill-training for youth and adults to enhance their employment and self-employment opportunities.

The winner will be chosen from the three finalists and announced by the President of the High Jury, Her Royal Highness The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, on 17 November 2016, at a ceremony hosted at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg, during European Microfinance Week.

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