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Mastercard Study Advocates Financial Inclusion as a Driver for Better Access to Health and Education
The study "Financial Inclusion+ - Connecting People to Finance, Health, and Education", explores how health, education, digital, and financial inclusion are all intertwined to unlock greater prosperity and wellbeing for communities across the region.
IFC and Santander Brasil to Expand Access to Finance for Smaller Healthcare Providers, Boosting Brazil’s Health System
The $150 million financing package will allow the bank to expand its financing to doctors and healthcare micro, small, and medium enterprises for working capital and purchase of medical equipment.
responsAbility Launches Social Bond to Support Financial Inclusion and Health Post-COVID
The $177.5 million social bond will bundle loans to innovative companies in capital-scarce regions which operate in the financial inclusion, healthcare and WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) sectors, and that have a measurable, positive social impact.
Apply for the EUR 100,000 European Microfinance Award 2021
Application deadline is 13 April 2021, 23:59 pm CET
FINCA Pakistan Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
FINCA Pakistan is one of the first financial institutions to implement a Work From Home (WFH) plan to ensure the safety of its employees and their well-being while re-assessing the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) to ensure its patrons have access to financial services during the pandemic.
Mexican Startup Credijusto Raises $100 Million, Seeks to Boost Loans Amid Coronavirus
Mexican fintech startup Credijusto has raised $100 million in debt from Credit Suisse Group, a move that will help it extend more loans to small and mid-sized businesses as banks gauge how to respond to the impact of coronavirus.
Citi Foundation to Provide $15 Million to Support COVID-19 Related Relief Efforts Globally
Funds donated by the Citi Foundation will provide protective equipment for frontline health workers, equip diagnostic laboratories, improve surveillance and data collection, establish and maintain intensive care units and take other critical steps to scale up the urgent public health response to the pandemic around the world.
IFC Increases COVID-19 Support to $8 Billion to Sustain Private Sector Companies and Livelihoods in Developing Countries
The bulk of the IFC financing will go to client financial institutions to enable them to continue to offer trade financing, working-capital support and medium-term financing to private companies struggling with disruptions in supply chains.