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How are Microfinance, Crowdfunding, and Peer-to-peer Lending Different?
document Crowdfunding

Crowdsourcing refers to the idea that a group of people can accomplish something that would otherwise be impossible for an individual to do alone. Crowdfunding describes how the collective pools...

Carl EspostiNov 08, 2010 05:03 am GMT8121 views
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How are Microfinance, Crowdfunding, and Peer-to-peer Lending Different?
Microfinance as a Tool to Alleviate Poverty
document Crowdfunding

Global Philanthropy Group partner Maggie Nielson, who helped develop and implement the United Nation’s Year of Microcredit program in 2005, sums it up nicely: “People just want access to the same...

Jayne AnnJul 25, 2012 10:19 am GMT1321 views
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Microfinance as a Tool to Alleviate Poverty
Kubaru Microfinance
site Crowdfunding / Donations, Philanthropy and Sponsorship

Founded in 2009, Kubaru Microfinance is a lending platform specializing in post-disaster microfinance. It is a peer-to-peer microlending platform which allows people to lend to entrpreneurs around...

Kubaru MicrofinanceDec 15, 2013 07:44 pm GMT711 views
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Kubaru Microfinance
Are Peer-to-Peer Lending And Crowdfunding The New Form of Online Dating?
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

About 10 years ago, no one believed that going online to find a husband or wife would be something normal, acceptable (not to mention profitable!!). Fast forward 10 years later and online date is no longer a fad but very much a normal thing, almost like ordering a skinny, flat white latte!!

Could Peer to Peer lending and Crowdfunding follow the same route in the next few years? i.e. move from a revolution to being mainstream methods of raising capital for new businesses? While both crowdfunding  and peer-to-peer lending are ways to secure capital online, the two are different from one another and the aspects of each option should be considered carefully.

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Kanini MutooniMar 08, 2011 12:27 am GMT7364 views
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About Microfinance
video 

If you want to learn about microfinance, then this video will explain what it is in simpler and easier terms.

Tim SatterthwaiteMay 12, 2011 01:34 am GMT3388 views
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About Microfinance
Intercontinental Ballistic Microfinance
video Crowdfunding

What happens when 620,000 lenders fund 615,000 entrepreneurs, students, and other microfinance borrowers around the world? Watch this video and see Kiva's five+ years of loan activity, in...

Sebastian BlancaSep 08, 2011 10:42 pm GMT3763 views
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Intercontinental Ballistic Microfinance
Milaap lends more than a helping hand in India
Crowdfunding

Microfinance platform Milaap calls itself "Kiva for India," providing a way to loan money to India's working poor to help provide some small upgrades that can make big differences in the lives of people--things like education, clean water and safe lighting that would otherwise be hard to come by. Crowdsourcing.org posed a few questions to Milaap's communications exec, Shubhashree Sangameswaran.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 16, 2012 04:41 pm GMT4298 views
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RF1 - Pecha Kucha: Crowdsourced Microfinance Platforms and Projects and Digital Preservation
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This Pecha Kucha session presents an overview of Kickstarter and 10 other crowdsourced microfinance platforms with examples of National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA)-curated, preservation...

April SchmidtAug 05, 2012 01:52 pm GMT1464 views
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RF1 - Pecha Kucha: Crowdsourced Microfinance Platforms and Projects and Digital Preservation
A New Bill Gates, From Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories
article Crowdfunding, Tools

The entrepreneurs featured in this book are all members of Zidisha Microfinance, a web-based crowdfunding platform that allows low-income, computer-savvy entrepreneurs in developing countries to...

Harshida PatelNov 08, 2012 01:11 am GMT1439 views
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A New Bill Gates, From Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories
KIVA
site 

Kiva enables individuals to help entrepreneurs in developing countries by giving them micro-loans. By combining microfinance with the internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people...

Carl EspostiOct 05, 2010 09:10 pm GMT4392 views
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KIVA
Crowdfunding: Safety in Numbers!
Crowdfunding

Recent cases of Initial Public Offering’s (IPO’s) of Micro Financial Institutions  (MFI’s) have rewarded investors at the expense of borrowers. Post IPO, interest rates have been driven to exorbitant levels thereby compromising the mission of MFI’s to engage in financial lending to smaller borrowers that have a stated social aim of helping to alleviate poverty being compromised. Is the concept of an IPO for an MFI irreparably damaging to the interests of borrowers and does crowdfunding offer an alternative approach that could allow MFIs to get larger and at the same time protect their clients from high interest rates exposure?

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Kanini MutooniMar 16, 2011 01:19 am GMT6226 views
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Wokai
site Crowdfunding / Lending

Wokai is an organization that allows people to contribute directly to microfinance institutions in China which in turn lend the money to entrepreneurs in rural China. Wokai is a 501(c)(3)...

Pablo BracciniMay 12, 2011 05:53 am GMT1618 views
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Wokai
P2P-Banking.com
blog Crowdfunding

The site covers all international social lending sites with the latest news about Prosper, Lending Club, Zopa, Ratesetter, Smava, Communitylend, Kiva, Funding Circle and more.

Pete UptonMay 15, 2011 10:11 am GMT3710 views
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P2P-Banking.com
The History & Evolution of Crowdfunding
document 

This article looks into microfinance and how it evolved and how the Internet is bringing it to more and more people: Microfinance — Dr. Mohammad Yunus & Grameen Bank Microlending —...

Tonya Van Dijk Sep 15, 2011 09:09 pm GMT2823 views
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The History & Evolution of Crowdfunding
A Global Celebration in 10 Cities in Honor of KIVA's 6th Birthday
document 

KIVA is the world's first online microlending platform that enables anyone with access to the internet to loan as little as $25 to entrepreneurs in over 60 countries. Microfinance is a Nobel...

Fritz SchaeferOct 15, 2011 02:01 pm GMT2082 views
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A Global Celebration in 10 Cities in Honor of KIVA's 6th Birthday
The Ecosystem Comes to Life: A View from Startup Weekend
document Distributed Knowledge

Whether it’s new models for microfinance, crowdsourcing, new sources of seed stage capital, more savvy private angels, or business and philanthropic leaders looking differently at risk capital, the...

Jayne AnnNov 08, 2011 02:17 am GMT691 views
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The Ecosystem Comes to Life: A View from Startup Weekend
Four Forms of Crowdfunding Explained
Crowdfunding

In an effort to explain what crowdfunding is and how your business could potentially benefit from it, we have asked David Milliken, Co-Founder and SVP of Marketing for Funding Launch Pad to do a guest post about crowdfunding.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMay 07, 2012 02:03 pm GMT5035 views
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Passport Series: Changing Jordan's political and economic landscape with microfinance
article 

To tackle these challenges, Kiva has partnered with Middle Eastern powerhouse Silatech to provide economic development and opportunities for Arab youth. Through this partnership, young people in...

Sebastian BlancaOct 08, 2012 02:37 am GMT1434 views
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Passport Series: Changing Jordan's political and economic landscape with microfinance
Empowered By You Panty – Empowering Women Via Microfinance
document Crowdfunding

Empowered By You brings their new best in class line of sexy but comfortable panty to crowdfunding website Rock The Post. With a patented seamless flocking design, the Empowered By You Panty is...

Pablo BracciniOct 13, 2012 08:05 am GMT1011 views
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Empowered By You Panty – Empowering Women Via Microfinance
A Little Money Goes a Long Way
video Crowdfunding

This panel examines how microfinance could be a game changer for many aboriginal people, particularly women and aboriginal youth living off-reserve. The discussion comes in the wake of the 5th...

Jayne AnnOct 12, 2013 12:57 pm GMT716 views
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A Little Money Goes a Long Way
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