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Grameen America Plans to Invest $40 Billion for Underserved Women of USA in Next Ten Years

To expand access to affordable capital for women entrepreneurs, Wells Fargo made a $3.25 million grant over three years to help Grameen America expand its operations to Phoenix, Arizona and advance the organization’s technology and digital platforms. 

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Jordan: UNRWA Microfinance Department Opens 9th Branch in Russiefa to Further Service for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA Microfinance Department inaugurated its 9th branch in Russiefa reaffirming its commitment and continuous services to Palestine refugees in Jordan.

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Only One Month Left to Apply for the SME Finance Awards

The SME Finance Forum organizes the Global SME Finance Awards (The Awards) as a core part of its mission to create a unique platform for peer connections, knowledge dissemination, and innovations in SME Finance. 

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Solomon Islands Meet With UNCDF, New Zealand and the European Union on the Delivery of $15 M for Locally Led Adaptation

The Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility, which will deploy over USD15 million in climate finance will support the delivery of adaptation projects at the grassroots level and deliver on national commitments to build resilience to the escalating impacts of climate change.

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Women's World Banking Launches Women in Inclusive Tech Regulation Program

Join a multi-week program starting August 2024 to empower future policymakers with cutting-edge tech knowledge and strategies to close the gender gap in financial inclusion.

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Catalyst for “Transformative Change”: Female Entrepreneurship Fund Launched

The Female Entrepreneurship Fund is a specialized investment vehicle that channels resources from institutional investors to support women entrepreneurs in the Central American Integration System (Sica) region.

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Artificial Intelligence Meets Regulatory Compliance: AFI and Vodacom Hold Knowledge Exchange Session

AFI and Vodacom held a unique capacity building event which saw them alternate the roles of trainer. 

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Standard Chartered and WEConnect International Announce New Partnership to Support Women-Owned Businesses in Emerging Market Supply Chains

Through the agreement, the Bank will be launching a dedicated financing facility for certified women-owned businesses within its market footprint, alongside targeted financing solutions for WEConnect International member buyers. 

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Grameen Foundation Launches Initiative to End Financial Abuse: Program SAFE

This comprehensive initiative aims to raise awareness, provide support services, and build a global coalition to safeguard against financial abuse in all its forms. 

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Interledger Foundation Accepting Applications for ILP Digital Financial Services Grant

Interledger Foundation (ILF) has announced that it is now accepting applications under its ILP (Interledger Protocol) Digital Financial Services Grant for emerging financial services, products, and innovative solutions geared toward benefitting underserved and underrepresented communities.