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    07.03.13  | PIERRE-CHARLES

    Women and Microfinance in Middle-East

    Nearly thirty years ago, the initial motivation for microfinance was gender neutral. Particularly poor women, who have proven to be responsible borrowers, benefit from microfinance.

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    05.24.13  | Pierre-Charles

    What future for microfinance in Islamic countries like Yemen ?

    Center of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) intiated a market study in islamic countries on behalf of Yemen Microfinance Network (YMN) in Yemen.

    This study has begun in Yemen's capital Sanaa, including Taiz, Adan and Almoukla. Then Islamic microfinance products have been examinated and make possible now the creation of new products in line with the existing ones.

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    04.17.13  | Juliette

    What is islamic Microfinance ?

    Islamic Microfinance is a sector with a great potential to expand. It is estimated that 72% of the population living in predominantly Muslim countries do not use financial services, because they do not follow the precepts of Islam. Muslims use conventional financial products, but various surveys show that if they had the choice they would use sharia-compliance financial products.

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    04.04.13  | Web

    Social entrepreneurship and microfinance in MENA - Just Means October 2011

    In the Middle East, youth unemployment stays on the rise. For instance in Egypt, 90% of unemployed people in the country is below thirty years old. If social entrepreneurship is encouraged and there is a growth of small businesses, there will definitely be acceleration in the economic growth and there will be more jobs created. Global Communities which was previously known as CHF international, is the largest global microfinance network which is giving a great helping hand in the Middle East.

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    01.17.13  | Juliette

    The Arab Spring as an opportunity for financial inclusion

    Consequently, the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), in partnership with CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor), has made financial inclusion the main objective of its new mandate, and seven new members (Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Yemen, Sudan and Syria) have joined the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI).

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    Lebanese MFIs are not charitable organizations

    Source : Daily Star

    While microfinance in Lebanon is expected to grow, the sector suffers from lack of financing-related regulation according to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.

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