Early Beginnings[ edit ] Ideas relating to microcredit can be found at various times in modern history, such as the Starr-Bowkett Society. Jonathan Swift inspired the Irish Loan Funds of the 18th and 19th centuries. Khan used the Comilla Modelin which credit is distributed through community-based initiatives. The origins of microcredit in its current practical incarnation can be linked to several organizations founded in Bangladeshespecially the Grameen Bank.
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Subjects include personal activities, education, South Asia, South Asian community, regional and international affairs and US politics to financial markets. This figure includes 3. Pakistan Telecommunications Authority PTA is forecasting the number of smartphones in the country to reach 40 million by the end of the yearaccording to Daily Times.
Lenovo Smartphone Launch in Pakistan More and more these smartphones are now becoming affordable and accessible to the urban poor and the rural populations of the country. This is helping close the digital divide. Large numbers of farmers in countries such as India and Kenya have also recently experimented with smartphone technology.
Each smartphone will have Rs. It is intended to enhance digital and financial inclusionaccording to a report in Pakistan Observer. The objective of giving away smartphones is to help increase farmers' productivity.
Digital access is is expected to reduce poverty in rural and semi-urban areas of Pakistan by supporting micro and small enterprises. Market access to the products of marginalized segments will improve their welfare and at the same time boost the national economy.
Lack of financial inclusion and the growing digital divide are known impediments to progress of the low-income and poor segments of the population. Any effort by the government to remove such impediments will help Pakistan's economy by making more people more productive.FINCA improves lives and transforms communities through innovative microfinance and social enterprises in financially excluded regions worldwide.
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1. Evolution of the Microfinance Sub-Sector in Ghana. Indeed, the concept of microfinance is not new in Ghana. There has always been the tradition of people saving and/or taking small loans from individuals and groups within the context of self-help to start businesses or farming ventures.
The official website for the Year of Microcredit , attheheels.com, provides up to date information on the objectives of the Year, contact information for National Committees and a calendar of national, regional and international activities.
The site features interactive tools, resources on microfinance, the Year logo and guidelines, and information on how to get involved. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products.