Financial Inclusion

Increasing the Climate Resilience and Productivity of Emerging Farmers in Zambia

In Zambia, agriculture is a key employment sector and one that is essential to local food security. However, emerging farmers are facing many challenges, including …

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Engaging Men in Women’s Economic Advancement in Guatemala

PCI, a Global Communities Partner, and Promundo-US launch pilot program to transform harmful gender norms Working with women alone is not enough to bring about …

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The post-COVID world will need small businesses and low wage earners more than ever

By Elissa McCarter LaBorde, Vice President, Development Finance, Global Communities This article was originally published by The Business of Business Do you remember what you …

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Expanding Economic Opportunities for Women in Burundi

On the heels of International Women’s Day, PCI, a Global Communities Partner, is proud to announce the launch of an expansion to our Women Empowered …

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Rising the Tide with Michele Gay

If you ask LimeLife by Alcone, the perfect foundation to any beauty routine is contributing to a cycle of empowerment. Since 2017, the cosmetic line’s …

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Kosovo Youth Transform Their Business with Newly Gained Entrepreneurial Skills

Originally published by USAID Less than two years ago, Fatbardha Muharremi and Herolinda Rexhepi were jobless. Fatbardha had recently graduated from college with a degree …

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Happy New Year from CHF Egypt

Joyful wishes in 2021 from CHF Management and Consulting Services Egypt S.A.E.!

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Painting it Forward with Eric Sanders

Eric Sanders is no stranger to the concept of ‘return on investment,’ having spent more than 30 years as a successful entrepreneur in the manufacturing industry. Still, when the California-based businessman …

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Disabling Myths with Abled Minds

USAID SCORE supports persons with disabilities start livelihoods By Kathya de Silva Senarath Thirty-three-year-old Isuru Piyumal, from the rural village of Nugeyaya in Sri Lanka’s …

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Driving Women’s Financial Inclusion Forward with Digital Technology

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world online, a digital shift was taking place in rural Tanzania, and indeed around the world. In August …

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Auditing During the Crisis

How pivoting from auditing to advising helps financial institutions manage risk during COVID-19 By Richard Shumann,Chief Risk Officer for Vitas Group This blog entry was …

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Can the ‘Next Normal’ Economy Learn from the Successes of Inclusive Businesses?

By Kristin Wilcox Feldman, Chief of Party, USAID CLEAR Program Link to article on Medium.com The impacts of Covid-19 are weighing heavily on so many …

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Responsible Gold Mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Many communities in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) rely on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) as a primary livelihood. ASM is a significant …

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Do As Your Neighbors Do – Save Money

Watching their neighbors setting up small businesses as an outcome of Village Savings and Loans Associations, these women decided they, too, would like to use this tool to …

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Accessing Credit for Medical Bills and School Fees

Through the RING VSLA intervention, women in Kitoe-Nkwanta are now able to access credit to meet pressing financial needs. Many women have been able to …

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Is It Too Late for Systems Thinking? Lessons Learned on Adopting a Market Systems Approach Mid-Program

By Karla Yoder, Global Communities Economic Development/Workforce Specialist This blog was originally published on Marketlinks.org Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) is a U.S. Department …

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USAID SCORE Facilitates Outboard Engine Training for Fishermen in North Sri Lanka

Pias Sandrakumar, a 26-year-old fisherman from the resettled village of Ilawalai North West in Jaffna in the conflict-affected North of Sri Lanka, used to worry …

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Jordan Loan Guarantee Facility Spurs Economy, Creates Jobs

Members of the Jordan Loan Guaranty Facility (JLGF) team were at Global Communities headquarters recently to discuss the important work of JLGF – providing insight …

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