Opportunity International

Type: Organization
Name: Opportunity International
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

New funding for PH digital payments startup eyeing remittance market

Returning investors led by  Siemer Ventures  and  Golden Gate Ventures  also participated in the round. This brings the total Ayannah has raised so far to over $4.5 million, TechCrunch reported.Ayannah is an “ON3 company,” the annual pitching competition ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 hours ago]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Fiorina exhorts nation's potential while addressing rotary club

PORTSMOUTH — Carly Fiorina, former chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard and a 2010 Republican candidate for the junior seat as a U.S. Senator from California, spoke to the Portsmouth Rotary Club on Thursday, promoting her latest venture, the "Unlocking ... [Published Seacoast Online - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 2 reports

The MasterCard Foundation Releases First Report Highlighting Early Learning from its Development Programs

(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The MasterCard Foundation today released a summary of early learning from its program work, entitled Change that Matters: Learning from our Partnerships. The report is based on a review of evaluations, research and publications produced ... [Published GlobeNewswire - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Pearson: Micro-loans could help here too

Have Canadian charities reached a crisis point?With the slow retreat of governments from historic involvement in the well-being of vulnerable citizens, the gap in services has been filled by numerous charitable and non-profit organizations seeking to ... [Published London Free Press - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Honorary Advisers to provide insights into NZ-Asia relations (Fuseworks)

The Asia New Zealand Foundation will host a group of influential Asian dignitaries next week as part of its efforts to strengthen understanding between New Zealand and Asia.Six members of the Foundation’s network of honorary advisers will visit New Zealand ... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 3 reports

North East-focused microlender RGVN raises $7M from NMI, Oikocredit & others

Guwahati-based microfinance institution RGVN (North East) Microfinance Ltd (RGVNMFL) has raised Rs 41.8 crore ($7 million) from Norway’s Norwegian Microfinance Initiative (NMI) and Dutch social investor Oikocredit with participation of existing investors ... [Published VC Circle - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 2 reports

Mobile banking is a game-changer for start-ups in the world’s remote areas

New technology has made a dramatic difference for entrepreneurs in developing nations, explains Vicki Escarra, CEO of microfinance firm Opportunity International. ... [Published Latest Econwatch Headlines - CBS News - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 1 reports

The Global Face of Feminism

By Carly Fiorina , Founder of the One Woman Initiative & Global Chairman of Opportunity InternationalI had the honor of moderating a thought-provoking discussion on “The New Face of Feminism” during the Forbes Women’s Summit in May alongside a diverse ... [Published Forbes.com - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Jun 12 2014 - Updated Jun 12 2014 - 1 reports

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: MicroEnsure Raises $10m in Equity from International Finance Corporation, Omidyar Network, Opportunity International, Telenor Group; First-Time Investors AXA, Sanlam Emerging Markets

MicroEnsure, a UK-based, for-profit microinsurance company founded by US-based NGO Opportunity International, has announced that it has raised a total of USD 10.4 million from six investors including some of the company’s past investors: Opportunity ... [Published MicroCapital - Jun 12 2014]
First reported May 29 2014 - Updated May 29 2014 - 1 reports

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Chinese Unit of Opportunity International (OI) Buys Mambu Cloud Banking Software to Support Lending to Small, Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Opportunity International (OI), a US-based nonprofit providing microfinance in 22 countries, has selected Mambu, a German firm offering a cloud-based banking platform, to provide banking software for OI’s lending to small and medium-sized enterprises ... [Published MicroCapital - May 29 2014]
First reported May 19 2014 - Updated May 20 2014 - 2 reports

MICROFINANCE PUBLICATION ROUND-UP: Over-indebtedness in Mexico; Achieving Customer Centricity; Managing Over-indebtedness

“Over-Indebtedness in Mexico: Its Effect on Borrowers;” published by Microfinance CEO Working Group; May 2014; 32 pages; available at http://microfinanceceoworkinggroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Over-Indebtedness-in-Mexico-Its-Effect-on-Borrowers-552014.pdf ... [Published MicroCapital - May 20 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

‘Thank a Mom’ Quilt Offers Unique, Global Way to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Opportunity International online tool invites everyone to publicly express gratitude to a mother; Fundraiser will support programs that to change the lives of 3,000 mothers in the Third World Who: Opportunity International is one of the largest, oldest ... [Published PRWeb - Apr 23 2014]

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"This is the greatest nation, founded on the visionary idea that we all have the right to fulfill our potential," Fiorina said. "It doesn't matter who you are or where you are from. What unlocks human potential is entrepreneurship. What unlocks it is to have a dream, then to take a risk and build it. Small business is the backbone of our nation."
...a leading innovator in the delivery of financial services," said Colin McCormack, Managing Director, Africa Region for Opportunity International. "As such, we greatly value the partnership with The MasterCard Foundation and our shared commitment to actively identifying and effectively sharing knowledge and best practices that emerge from both our successes and failures."
"As New Zealand’s links to Asia deepen and diversify, it is important to have advocates in the region who are able to share their insights about their home countries and provide their viewpoints on New Zealand’s place in Asia."
"Sometimes people like to support charities in non-financial ways - and AskU is a great way to do this. Companies get the insights they need not in six or eight weeks time, but in days - and being able to see the results via our real-time dashboard is ground-breaking. We see this as a great way to connect companies, consumers and charities at the same time" , says AskU General Manager, Gavin Heaton

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New funding for PH digital payments startup eye... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 hours ago]
Fiorina exhorts nation's potential while addres... [Published Seacoast Online - Jul 25 2014]
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Mentors International Imple... [Published MicroCapital - Jul 24 2014]
The MasterCard Foundation Releases First Report... [Published GlobeNewswire - Jul 23 2014]
The MasterCard Foundation Releases First Report... [Published EMoneyDaily - Jul 23 2014]
Pearson: Micro-loans could help here too [Published London Free Press - Jul 18 2014]
Honorary Advisers to provide insights into NZ-A... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Jul 17 2014]
Energy & environment update - July 14‚ 2014 [Published Lexology - Jul 16 2014]
North East-focused microlender RGVN raises $7M ... [Published VC Circle - Jul 16 2014]
North East focused MFI, RGVN Microfinance Limit... [Published Yourstory.in - Jul 15 2014]
RGVN Microfinance Secures Funding From Norwegia... [Published Deal Curry - Jul 15 2014]
Mobile banking is a game-changer for start-ups ... [Published Latest Econwatch Headlines - CBS News - Jul 14 2014]
Mobile banking is a game-changer for start-ups ... [Published CBS News - Jul 14 2014]
Deal Appoints 25 to Boards [Published Insurance News Net - Jul 04 2014]
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Homeless International Purc... [Published MicroCapital - Jul 02 2014]
Habitat for Humanity International elects Jessi... [Published Benzinga.com - Jul 01 2014]
3 million answers and we've still got questions [Published NewsMaker - Jun 27 2014]
MICROCAPITAL PUBLICATION ROUND-UP: Microcredit ... [Published MicroCapital - Jun 23 2014]
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Bank of Punjab, MasterCard ... [Published MicroCapital - Jun 22 2014]
The Global Face of Feminism [Published Forbes.com - Jun 19 2014]
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: International Finance Corpo... [Published MicroCapital - Jun 17 2014]
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: MicroEnsure Raises $10m in ... [Published MicroCapital - Jun 12 2014]
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Opportunity Bank Serbia; MD... [Published MicroCapital - Jun 11 2014]
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: International Finance Corpo... [Published MicroCapital - Jun 11 2014]
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Chinese Unit of Opportunity... [Published MicroCapital - May 29 2014]
Opportunity International Chooses Mambu's Cloud... [Published Financial Services - May 28 2014]
MICROFINANCE PUBLICATION ROUND-UP: Over-indebte... [Published MicroCapital - May 20 2014]
New Microfinance CEO Working Group Papers Exami... [Published Center for Financial Inclusion Blog - May 19 2014]
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Advans Pakistan Microfinanc... [Published MicroCapital - May 14 2014]
How Social Entrepreneurs Can Have the Most Impact [Published HBR Blog Network - May 02 2014]
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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Mentors International Imple... [Published MicroCapital - Jul 24 2014]
Mentors International, a US-based nonprofit microfinance institution (MFI) that seeks to help poor people in developing countries become self-sufficient, recently has signed on to use the banking software of Mambu, a Germany-based technology company ...
Mobile banking is a game-changer for start-ups ... [Published Latest Econwatch Headlines - CBS News - Jul 14 2014]
New technology has made a dramatic difference for entrepreneurs in developing nations, explains Vicki Escarra, CEO of microfinance firm Opportunity International. ...
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Homeless International Purc... [Published MicroCapital - Jul 02 2014]
Homeless International, a UK-based nonprofit housing consultancy and finance agency that focuses on reducing urban poverty in Africa and Asia, has purchased T24 MCB, a cloud-based core banking software platform that was developed for the microfinance ...
MICROCAPITAL PUBLICATION ROUND-UP: Microcredit ... [Published MicroCapital - Jun 23 2014]
“Resilience: The State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report, 2014;” published by RESULTS Educational Fund; 2014; 68 pages; available in web format at http://stateofthecampaign.org/2014-report-executive-summary/ or for purchase as a PDF or in print ...
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Bank of Punjab, MasterCard ... [Published MicroCapital - Jun 22 2014]
The Bank of Punjab, which is owned by the government of the Pakistani province of Punjab, and MasterCard Incorporated, a US-based payments and technology company with operations in 210 countries and territories, recently announced a “Social Security ...
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Opportunity International Chooses Mambu's Cloud... [Published Financial Services - May 28 2014]
Opportunity International and The MasterCard Fo... [Published Financial Services - Mar 25 2014]
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