microfinance


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microfinance:

see microcreditmicrocredit,
the extension to individuals of small loans to be used for income-generating activities that will improve the borrowers' living standards. The borrowers, most of whom usually are poor women, do not qualify for a conventional bank loan, and the loans, which may be as
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Speaking on the occasion, Ghalib Nishtar, President and CEO, Khushhali Microfinance Bank, said 'Khushhali Microfinance bank is actively investing in a strong technology foundation to enter the arena of digital banking.
Being a commercial based microfinance institution, the bank purpose is to:
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The Microfinance CEO Working Group welcomes CARE's Access Africa and BRAC to its international collaboration in a shared commitment to financial inclusion.
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