Abstracts of Microfinance Networks

6 Lorong Permata 4/1 Taman Permata
Seremban, Malaysia 70200
Tel: 60-6-764-5716
Fax: 60-6-764-2307

         CASHPOR Inc. is a network of 22 Grameen Bank replications working to reduce poverty in the Asia-Pacific region through providing financial services to poor women. This network was established in 1991 out of the felt need of replications for an organization to strengthen their capacity to expand, through management training, quarterly monitoring, technical assistance and information exchange.
Development Innovations and Networks - IRED

Verembé 3, Box 116
1211 Geneva 20
Tel: 41-22-734-1716
Fax: 41-22-740-0011

         Development Innovations and Networks is a global network whose major thrust is to promote economic empowerment of the marginalized communities. This is done through initiation of community/people's banks and small, micro and medium enterprises. IRED also promotes networking with other organizations, seeks external markets for products made to processed by its partners, as well as off-shore funds to finance expansion of community banks to avail credit to those excluded from traditional financing systems.
Microfinance Network

733 15th Street, N.W.
Suite 700
Washington DC 20005
Tel: 1-202-347-2953
Fax: 1-202-393-5115

         The Microfinance Network is a global association of leading microfinance practitioners. Network members are committed to improving the lives of low-income people through the provision of credit savings and other financial services. The Network belives that this sector should be served by sustainable and profitable microfinance institutions. The Microfinance Network is a vehicle for accomplished institutions to provide each other with technical assistance and to learn from each other with technical assistance and to learn from each other's experiences.
Opportunity International

360 West Butterfield Road
Elmhurst, Il 60188
Tel: 1-630-279-9300
Fax: 1-630-279-3107

         Opportunity International is a global NGO that focuses exclusively on creating employment and income opportunities for the poor through small and microenterprise development. Since 1971, Opportunity has developed and now coordinates an international confederation of 55 microfinance institutions operating in 27 countries of Africa, Asia, Europe and the NIS, Latin America, and Middle east. Opportunity International exists to provide opportunities for people in chronic poverty to transform their lives.
The Small Enterprise Education and Promotion Network (SEEP)

777 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 1-212-808-0084
Fax: 1-212-682-2949

         The Small Enterprise Education and Promotion Network is an association of 40 North American private development organizations working with local NGOs in enterprise development programs in the south. The Network provides a forum for members to engage in joint research and training, and for the development and dissemination of practitioner-oriented publications. The Network is engaged in projects related to institutional development, microfinance, business development services, poverty lending, and evaluation.

Hari Srinivas - hsrinivas@gdrc.org
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