Category | Microenterprises & CSR

The Fortune Companion:Business With Society

There exists a mental rather psychological demarcation between what is referred to as the social sector, and what is referred to as the business sector. In essence (and in theory), both are interchangeable, depending on an individual’s outlook, as what may be social for one, is business for the other and vice versa. In the […]

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The Interest-Free Microfinance Option

Akhuwat was doing for conventional microfinance what Professor Muhammad Yunus had done for conventional banking in the late 1970s it was showing that things could be done differently, and that the ‘accepted wisdom’ could be challenged Dr. Malcolm Harper. It is estimated that 72 percent of the population of Muslim countries are not using formal […]

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Macro Impacts of Microenterprises a Case of GIs from Poverty to Prosperity

Microenterprises are synonymous to the unstructured, unregistered economy of the poor class. Despite little capital, few people and lack of technology, these businesses are built on hard work, niche markets and can fuel economic development. These enterprises however, mushroom only within the security of local community nets. Within the ambit of microenterprises, Geographical Indications (GIs) […]

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Interview with Nadeem Hussain President, CEO, Tameer Microfinance Bank

by khadeeja balkhi for tbl Tameer’s fundamental approach to microfinance is centered around a sustainable, commercially viable management system. Please comment. The management system at Tameer initially comprised of senior Citi bankers taking up key positions, to ensure that the framework of operations installed, was strictly in line with global best practices of banking, which […]

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