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    Pi Slice Takes Part in Intigral’s Launch of MENA’s 1st Digital Idea Incubator: AFKAR.me

    Intigral, MENA’s leading digital hub, has today launched AFKAR.me, the region’s first full-spectrum digital sector start-up and entrepreneur incubator.

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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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    Interview April 2013 - Genny Ghanimeh on Arabiya TV

    After the launch of the partnership between MicroWorld.org and Pi Slice, the new microcredit platform in MENA, discover the interview of Genny Ghanimeh, founder and CEO of Pi Slice on Arabiya TV.

    To watch the interview on Abariya TV : click here

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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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    04.13.13  | Web

    Microfinancing growing strong in MENA - The Gulf Today Interview April 2013

    Here is the full interview:

    Q. Can you explain the role of Pi Slice and why was it established?

    A. In a pioneering effort to bridge the gap between individuals, the private sector and social development in the MENA region, Dubai-based microfinance funding platform, Pi Slice enables individuals and companies to lend to MENA-based microfinance institutions (MFIs).

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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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