image May 9, 2017 11:00 AM ET Burkina Faso: Gnongon Deme 15 Group: A loan of $925 helps a member to buy sugar and ingredients to make her juice. iCrowdNewswire - May 9, 2017 - Pascaline, age 30, is married and the mother of one child. She's been selling juice for the past five years. She needs a loan to buy sugar and ingredients to make her juice and sell it. She sells her juice at her home, which is near a school. She's well known due to her experience. She's also respectful and welcoming to her customers. (more...)

image May 9, 2017 8:43 AM ET execMobile Roam connected! Start saving 95%+ on data roaming today. Remain completely mobile and connected in control of your costs in 200+ countries. iCrowdNewswire - May 9, 2017 - We provide mobile data roaming solutions to corporates and individuals. Individuals can elect to self-manage and pre-pay whilst Corporates may prefer us to manage their multiple users and post pay. We offer savings of up to 95%+ but importantly allow users to roam in control of their costs in 200+ countries. (more...)

image May 8, 2017 6:00 AM ET BRUSSELS: Towards a Global Role for ACP? iCrowdNewswire - May 8, 2017 - The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) met this week in Brussels for the 105th Session of its Council of Ministers to discuss the key question of how these 79 countries could play a more effective role for their own citizens and in the international arena. (more...)

May 7, 2017 6:48 PM ET UNITED NATIONS: Long Way to Go for Indigenous Rights Protection iCrowdNewswire - May 7, 2017 - Despite progress, many gaps remain in international indigenous rights protection, said representatives during an annual UN meeting. (more...)

image May 7, 2017 4:49 PM ET ROME: Indigenous Peoples – Best Allies or Worst Enemies? iCrowdNewswire - May 7, 2017 - It all happened on the very same day—4 April. That day, indigenous peoples were simultaneously characterised as fundamental allies in the world’s war on hunger and poverty, while being declared as collective victims of a “tsunami” of imprisonments in Australia. See what happened. (more...)

image May 7, 2017 3:49 PM ET NAIROBI: With an Eye on Electoral Violence, Kenya Keeps Tight Rein on Media iCrowdNewswire - May 7, 2017 - As the clock ticks down to Kenya’s general elections slated for Aug. 8, a move by the Kenya Communication Authority (CAK) to make journalists adhere to guidelines on election coverage has elicited fear that the government could be trying to control how they report on the polls. (more...)

image May 7, 2017 11:29 AM ET Malawi: Patience: A loan of $425 helps to increase her cash on hand within her business so that she can provide financial services to more people who need access to them. iCrowdNewswire - May 7, 2017 - This is Patience! She describes herself as a no-nonsense, business orientated woman. Growing up being the only girl amongst 3 brothers, she's definitely able to fend for herself. Patience started her tertiary studies in 2011 and is still studying hard through the Shepherd Institute. (more...)

image May 6, 2017 7:33 PM ET Congo: Makerubi Group: A loan of $3,650 helps a member to buy 70 liters of oil for resale. iCrowdNewswire - May 6, 2017 - Immaculée is a client of the Hekima MFI and a member of the borrowing group Makerubi. She is 41 years old and married with 9 children, 8 of whom are school educated and one is still a toddler. She sells palm oil from her home on an avenue in the city. (more...)

image May 6, 2017 12:33 PM ET Kenya: Pawame: A loan of $50,000 helps to distribute 400 pay-as-you-go solar home systems in Kenya. iCrowdNewswire - May 6, 2017 - In Africa today, 620 million people (over 70% of the population) do not have access to electricity. In Kenya, the rural electrification rate is a mere 7%, with 36 million people still living with unreliable or no access to electricity. This prevents access to essential life functionalities such as lighting and phone charging, in turn negatively impacting on the health, education, and development of such affected communities. (more...)

image May 6, 2017 10:37 AM ET Uganda: Katebere Tukore Group: A loan of $1,450 helps a member to buy goats for trade. iCrowdNewswire - May 6, 2017 - Maxim stands at the extreme right in the group photo. He is aged 30 years and is a member of the Katebere Tukore Group. Maxim is married and has 4 children who all go to school. He resides at Rwencuncu, Kanungu district where he operates a business of selling goats which he has operated for over 4 years. (more...)

image May 6, 2017 9:58 AM ET Congo: Juvénal Group: A loan of $4,200 helps a member to get rice, beans and oil. iCrowdNewswire - May 6, 2017 - Monique is a client of the MFI (Microfinance Institution) Hekima, the owner of a restaurant on the main street downtown and the treasurer of the loan group "Juvénal." She is 47 years old, married and a mother of seven children, four of whom are in school and three of whom are not. She has had this business for nine years thanks to the capital received from a loan. (more...)

image May 5, 2017 2:25 PM ET Congo: La Victoire Group: A loan of $7,275 helps a member to replenish her stock of oil, sacks of rice, and Omo detergent. iCrowdNewswire - May 5, 2017 - Liliane is a client of MFI Hekima. She sells foodstuffs out of her home in town. She is a member of a loan group called "La Victoire" (Victory). Liliane is 28 years old, married, and the mother of four children, three enrolled in school and one not yet school-age. She has been in her business for three years, starting it with working capital she received from her husband. (more...)

image May 5, 2017 7:40 AM ET Refugee Journalists, the Challenge of Reporting from Exile iCrowdNewswire - May 5, 2017 - Abdulwahab Tahhan is a journalist and a refugee. From his exile in London, he documents the war that is devastating his homeland of Syria, monitoring airstrikes and assessing civilian casualties for the non-profit Airwars. (more...)

image May 4, 2017 3:00 PM ET Burkina Faso: Rayiimsoom Group: A loan of $1,200 helps a member to buy 15 tires, 20 inner tubes, and 6 hubs. iCrowdNewswire - May 4, 2017 - Monsieur Yacouba is the representative of the RAYIMSOOM group. He is doing well. He is married and has seven children. The oldest is 27 and the youngest is 8; four of them are in school. He is financially responsible for 12 people. (more...)

image May 4, 2017 12:40 PM ET guiddini.com une boutique en ligne spécialisée dans la vente par correspondance de tous types de produits . Paiement sécurisé , livraison a domicile iCrowdNewswire - May 4, 2017 - Notre Entreprise gère un site de commerce en-ligne dédié a l'achat et la vente , on propose plusieurs catégories de produits avec des prix moin chers ,et nous assurons la livraison pour nos clients , et dans nos jours le e-commerce est un élément nécessaire pour l'économie . (more...)

image May 4, 2017 11:30 AM ET Rwanda: Duteraninkunga Cb Sub Grp B Group: A loan of $5,575 helps a member to buy more clothes such as t-shirts, skirts, and trousers to sell. iCrowdNewswire - May 4, 2017 - Duteraninkunga Cb Sub Grp B is a group represented by Clementine, who is 31 years old. She is married and has three children between the ages of four and eight years old. The group name means “Let us support each other” in English. The group members work hard in order to improve their standards of living. (more...)

image May 4, 2017 7:41 AM ET Zimbabwe: Vimbai: A loan of $500 helps to purchase more goats to grow her business. iCrowdNewswire - May 4, 2017 - Vimbai is a 23-year-old entrepreneur who lives in the Muzarabani district in Zimbabwe. She runs her own goat business, buying and selling goats to the local butchery. Vimbai is now requesting a Kiva loan in order to purchase more goats to grow her business. (more...)

image May 3, 2017 5:17 PM ET Uganda: Joan: A loan of $300 helps to buy sugar, packing bottles, and passion fruits to make more juice. iCrowdNewswire - May 3, 2017 - Joan is 21 years old and lives in the town of Seeta in the Kireka region of central Uganda. She is married and has two children with one of them currently in school. For the past three years, Joan has been working hard to manage her retail shop, which makes juice. (more...)

image May 3, 2017 2:36 PM ET Lesotho: Eagles Group: A loan of $525 helps a member to pay for an ACE 1 clean cook stove. iCrowdNewswire - May 3, 2017 - Mabokang is a 27-year-old married mother of three children. She lives in a one-bedroom house with four other family members. She uses wood, paraffin, and candles for starting fires and lighting her home, respectively. She earns a living from farming. (more...)

image May 3, 2017 9:03 AM ET Liberia: Marjay: A loan of $225 helps to purchase more dry fish to sell. iCrowdNewswire - May 3, 2017 - Meet Marjay: she is 48 years old. She went to school until third grade. She is married with 5 children. She has been operating this business for the past 18 years. In order to help her partner support the family, she is involved in a business that sells dry fish. She has no problem with her business and she describes herself as a very hardworking businesswoman. (more...)

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