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Kiva Capital Management Announces Final Close of Kiva Refugee Investment Fund

Capital from the Kiva Refugee Investment Fund will be invested in partnership with microfinance partners across the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.

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Cambodia Launches $200M Guarantee Scheme to Support Businesses During Pandemic

The scheme is designed to support businesses including micro, small and medium enterprises, and large firms to enhance their access to formal loans.

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COVID-19 Fuels 41 Percent Spike In Global Real-Time Payments

COVID-19 has dramatically increased reliance on real-time and digital payments, leading to a 41 percent surge in real-time payment transactions from 2019 to 2020.

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Mastercard (MA), MFC Tie up to Help Microfinance Companies

This latest move by Mastercard will help 90 plus MFIs and 300,000 small businesses across Europe and Central Asia sail through the COVID-led financial turmoil.

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A Manual and a Toolbox to Improve the Financial Health of Microentrepreneurs

After two years of research including the latest developments brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, a financial health manual is now available.

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Call for Proposals - Cracking the Nut 2021: Building Resilient Food, Water, and Energy Systems

The primary topic for this year's event is particularly essential today, as the world grapples with a worldwide health and environmental crisis and its impact on vulnerable communities around the world.

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Belize Bank, Wallet Factory Partner to Launch Digital Wallet E-Kyash

The mission of the collaboration lies in the improvement of financial services in the Central American and Caribbean regions.

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Agricultural Bank of Egypt Expands "Bab Rizq" Microfinance Programme to 150 Branches

The program aims to increase income, improve livelihoods in rural areas and achieve financial inclusion for female breadwinners.

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SEEP Selects Innovation Fund Recipients to Support Gender-Intentional COVID-19 Response Efforts

The awards support innovative COVID-19 response and recovery efforts related to savings groups, in the areas of women’s livelihoods, voice and leadership, violence against women, digital savings groups and more.

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Indonesia: Logiq Partners With Comviva to Offer Digital Wallet and Payment Services to Millions of Mobile Users

Logiq also recently partnered with Yabx, a fintech venture of Comviva to offer credit-based financial services such as cash advance for merchants and "buy now, pay later" options for consumers.