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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 GMT7511 views
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How are Microfinance, Crowdfunding, and Peer-to-peer Lending Different?
About Microfinance
video Crowdfunding

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 GMT3280 views
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About Microfinance
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 GMT1241 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 GMT620 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 GMT7044 views
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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 GMT3687 views
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Intercontinental Ballistic Microfinance
The History & Evolution of Crowdfunding
document Crowdfunding

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 GMT2720 views
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The History & Evolution of Crowdfunding
A Global Celebration in 10 Cities in Honor of KIVA's 6th Birthday
document Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

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 GMT2012 views
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A Global Celebration in 10 Cities in Honor of KIVA's 6th Birthday
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 GMT4182 views
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RF1 - Pecha Kucha: Crowdsourced Microfinance Platforms and Projects and Digital Preservation
video Crowdfunding

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 GMT1433 views
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RF1 - Pecha Kucha: Crowdsourced Microfinance Platforms and Projects and Digital Preservation
Passport Series: Changing Jordan's political and economic landscape with microfinance
article Crowdfunding

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 GMT1396 views
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Passport Series: Changing Jordan's political and economic landscape with microfinance
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 GMT1387 views
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A New Bill Gates, From Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories
KIVA
site Crowdfunding / Lending

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 GMT3966 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 GMT5989 views
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Empowering Women through Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Although women play a major role in the economic development of emerging economies, they have the least access to capital and credit compared to their male counterparts. Giving more credit to women has been mooted as one of the fastest ways to reduce poverty in emerging economies. Therefore, increasing access to capital for women through crowdfunding could also be presented as a clear business proposition to actors in the crowdfunding sector as their repayment rates far out way those of men! 

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Kanini MutooniApr 16, 2011 08:05 pm GMT4876 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 GMT1509 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 GMT3410 views
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P2P-Banking.com
Microlending in the United States (A Timeline History, 1973-2011)
document Crowdfunding

The history of microfinance in the United States begins in the 1970s, when the need to create an inclusive financial system for the many who lack access to appropriate financial products and...

Fiona MaresSep 15, 2011 10:22 pm GMT2948 views
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Microlending in the United States (A Timeline History, 1973-2011)
How Kiva.org’s CEO Uses Social Media to Spark a Dialogue of Change
document Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

Kiva.org a microfinance institutions was founded on 2005, and has grown up with social media and matured with the platforms that are now so active in driving awareness to causes and campaigns.

Fritz SchaeferOct 05, 2011 01:45 am GMT5445 views
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How Kiva.org’s CEO Uses Social Media to Spark a Dialogue of Change
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 GMT628 views
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The Ecosystem Comes to Life: A View from Startup Weekend
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