Financial Inclusion

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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Small Change Adding Up for Children in Rural Guatemala

If money talks, then it’s never too soon to start a conversation about savings. And in the Cruz Regional community of Cuilco, Guatemala, a small …

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Global Communities Initiatives in Ghana and Jordan Featured in USGLC Global Impact Project

The Global Impact Project, created by the US Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC), tells the story of how businesses, NGOs, foundations, and universities are partnering with …

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Why We Serve People with Disabilities: Lessons from Iraq

By Elissa McCarter-LaBorde, CEO of Vitas Group. Originally published on the Center for Financial Inclusion website. In 2014, Vitas launched a special needs loan program …

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Rebuilding Lives and Livelihoods in the “Promised Land”

Rebuilding Lives and Livelihoods in the “Promised Land” Savings and lending associations helping residents in Canaan develop their own businesses Maggy Pierre and her daughters …

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Global Communities, Calvert Impact Capital Sign $5 Million Loan Agreement to Expand Lending in the Middle East

Global Communities, Calvert Impact Capital Sign $5 Million Loan Agreement to Expand Lending in the Middle East Global Communities recently closed a new loan agreement …

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Vitas Group: Financing a Better World

Vitas Group: Financing a Better World For more than 20 years, Global Communities financial inclusion subsidiary, Vitas Group, has been providing access to credit in …

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Building Economic Prosperity in Iraq, One Small Loan at a Time

Building Economic Prosperity in Iraq, One Small Loan at a Time For a long time, Nada Khoudair considered herself an ordinary housewife and mother who …

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Nlangmal and the Bicycle: Small Investments Making a Big Difference

Nlangmal and the Bicycle: Small Investments Making a Big Difference By Bethany Davidson,Programs Manager for Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) Project Nlangmal and her daughter …

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Kathleen Luzik of National Cooperative Bank Appointed to Board of Trustees of Global Communities

Kathleen Luzik of National Cooperative Bank Appointed to Board of Trustees of Global Communities Silver Spring, Maryland – Global Communities today announced the appointment of Kathleen …

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Bamboo Capital Partners Exits its Investment from Vitas

Bamboo Capital Partners Exits its Investment from Vitas After six years of investment, Bamboo Capital Partners (“Bamboo”), a leading impact investing private equity firm delivering …

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Hate paying taxes? Think again.

Hate Paying Taxes? Think Again. By David A. Weiss, President and CEO of Global Communities  |  This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post. In …

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Five Steps to Successful Employee Engagement in a Global Organization

Five Steps to Successful Employee Engagement in a Global Organization By Janie Payne, Director of Human Resources, Global Communities  |  This article originally appeared in …

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Saradar Bank SAL Acquires 49 Percent Stake in Vitas SAL

Saradar Bank SAL Acquires 49 Percent Stake in Vitas SAL Saradar Bank SAL announced the acquisition of a 49 percent stake in Vitas SAL (“Vitas” …

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Vitas Group Publishes 2016 Annual Report

Vitas Group Publishes 2016 Annual Report Vitas Group was created in 2006 to help unite the commercially-oriented microfinance institutions owned by Global Communities under one …

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The Key to Agricultural Financing: Unlocking Lending in East Africa 

The Key to Agricultural Financing: Unlocking Lending in East Africa Across Africa, agriculture comprises a nominal percentage of the banking sector’s loan portfolio compared to its …

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Digital Financial Services: The Next Frontier For Financial Inclusion In The Middle East

Digital Financial Services: The Next Frontier For Financial Inclusion In The Middle East BY ELISSA MCCARTER-LABORDE This article was originally published on SAIS Perspectives Elissa McCarter-LaBorde, …

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