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Discover here the stories of inspiring actors who strive to build a more sustainable and inclusive society using innovative financial solutions.

YCAB - Micro-financing mothers to invest in Indonesia’s next generation

October 28th, 2018

YCAB aims at improving education in Indonesia through a microfinance program dedicated to mothers. Sending their children to school is a prerequisite to the loan. 


Key words: microfinance, education, women empowerment 

In Paris, a local currency gives back economic power to the citizens

October 22nd, 2018

For the past few months, the local currency known as the"pêche" has been in circulation in the Paris. It aims at supporting short circuits so as to reduce the environmental footprint and strengthen the social bond in the city. 


Key words: local currency, local economy, finance

Reducing the use of plastic packaging in Indonesia - No time to waste

October 14th, 2018

Evoware is a making edible cups and food packaging made of seaweed to reduce the use of plastic and to improve the livelihoods of seaweed farmers in Indonesia.


Key words: plastic, seaweed farmers, waste management, environment

Demo Day : a head start in the entrepreneurial journey 

October 7th, 2018

Demo Days are key moments in start-up acceleration programs, where entrepreneurs get the opportunity to pitch their business model to a large public of potential investors.


Key words: demo day, acceleration, start-up, entrepreneurship, investments

SolarHome brightens the future of Myanmar rural populations

September 30th, 2018

SolarHome provides off-grid solar systems at an affordable price for the poorest populations of rural Myanmar. It relies on both venture capital and impact investments.

Key words: access to energy, solar, local development  

From smallholders to agri-preneurs in Myanmar: farmers are taming the digital world with Impact Terra

September 23trd, 2018

Impact Terra offers digital services to help smallholder farmers in Myanmar increase their productivity, connect to markets, and get access to microfinance. All of this through their mobile application : Golden Paddy.

Key words: digital literacy, financial inclusion, productivity, agriculture  

Saving Groups : when undeserved communities become their own bankers

September 17th, 2018

A saving group is a community-driven system based on trust which enables people that are excluded from the traditional banking system to lend and borrow money from the members.

Key words: saving group, rural communities, financial inclusion 

Impact investing: bringing together financial, social and environmental purposes

September 10th, 2018

Ever heard of impact investing? Find out how UBERIS makes financially sustainable investments while having a positive impact on the planet and the society.

Key words: impact investing, responsible finance, social business

Sustainable Green Fuel (SGF) - From a local NGO initiative to international ambitions: what does it take to scale up impact? 

September 2nd, 2018

SGF is a Cambodian social business which reuses coconut shells and charcoal residues to produce a clean, good quality and affordable fuel. It employs former waste-pickers from the Phnom Pehn landfills. 


Key words: social business, clean energy, alleviating poverty, deforestation

Interview with Philippe Guichandut, Head of Inclusive Finance Development at the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation

July 22nd, 2018

The Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation contributes to the fight against exclusion of the poor and rural populations by supporting local microfinance initiatives and the development of social entrepreneurship in 32 developing countries.


Key words: microfinance, social entrepreneurship, financial inclusion, responsible finance

Cropital, a peer-to-peer lending platform to grow both money… and the next harvest

July 10th, 2018

Filippino Ruel Amparo introduces us to his crowdfunding platform, which connects individual moneylenders to local farmers in the Philippines to help them develop their business and adapt to climate change.

Key words: crowdfunding, agriculture, poverty alleviation

Interview with Pr. Muhammad Yunus,

Nobel Peace Prize 2006 and founder of the first microcredit bank  in the world

June 17th, 2018


The "banker of the poor" tells us about how microfinance can help people to get out of poverty, empower women to become entrepreneurs and tackle climate change. 

Key words: microcredit, gender issues, climate mitigation and adaptation, poverty alleviation

CARD MRI – Micro-financing communities before individuals in the Philippines

June 12th, 2018

Follow Kiko and Camille for an immersion in the familial and communal spirit of the biggest microfinance-based economic system in the Philippines

Key words: multi-institutional microfinance system, community-driven development, gender sensitive, poverty alleviation  

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