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Dan Gaidula

Founded in 1985, FINCA International is a pioneer in group lending that it calls Village Banking. The organization started in Latin American communities providing small group-based solidarity loans, and eventually expanded to Africa, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.

caurie microfinance


Dan Gaidula

CAURIE was started by Catholic Relief Services and Caritas Senegal in 1999 and became an independent institution in 2005. The institution is based in Thies, Senegal, about one hour outside of the capitol of Dakar. They now provide financial services to an ever-growing number of rural clients with an exceptionally …

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Dan Gaidula

Started in 1972 as a relief NGO in Bangladesh following the end of the Bangladesh’s war for independence, BRAC shifted from emergency relief to community development in the years following. The BRAC vision is a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to …

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Aga Khan Foundation

Dan Gaidula

We work with Aga Khan Foundation in Cote D’Ivoire (the Ivory Coast). The Aga Khan Foundation focuses on a small number of specific development problems by forming intellectual and financial partnerships with organizations sharing its objectives. Most Foundation grants are made to grassroots organizations testing innovative approaches in the field. …

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Dan Gaidula

The GRAINE mission is to contribute to improving the economic and social conditions of the poor in Burkina Faso’s rural communities, specifically by bringing adapted financial products to women.