Entrepreneurship

Jul 13, 2012
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Liberia Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Certificate Program for Women Entrepreneurs  Global Communities, in partnership with the Goldman Sachs Women’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership Certificate Program, is working with women entreprenuers to ensure they gain access to credit in the short term, while building support networks to provide skills and training that will give them access to formal... Read more
Jul 06, 2012
Creating Employment for Vulnerable Residents From 2005-2011, Global Communities worked with USAID to promote job creation for vulnerable, rural communities in Armenia  first through the Building and Rehabilitating Infrastructure for Development and Growth in Employment  (BRIDGE) program, as well as the Small Scale Infrastructure Program (SSIP). Working in close collaboration with the Government of Armenia, local organizations, and communities, Global Communities provided employment opportunities through small-scale, labor-intensive infrastructure projects. Under the BRIDGE program, Global Communities provided vocational training to local residents in the construction sector and then... Read more
Feb 22, 2011
Empowering Vulnerable Groups with Economic Opportunities CHF International is a leading facilitator of inclusive and market-based approaches that lift vulnerable populations out of poverty, including People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs), and their families. Since 1952, CHF International has served communities and institutions in more than 100 countries worldwide, with current operations in more than 25 countries including Bolivia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Iraq, West Bank/Gaza, Indonesia and Sudan. CHF also works in a number of PEPFAR focus countries such as Haiti, Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda. With over $305 million in funding for economic development and livelihoods... Read more
Sep 09, 2010
Economic Strengthening Brochure CHF International is a leading facilitator of inclusive and market-based approaches that lift vulnerable populations out of poverty, including People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLHA) and orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs), and their families. Since 1952, CHF has served communities and institutions in more than 100 countries worldwide, with current operations in more than 25 countries including Bolivia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Iraq, West Bank/Gaza, Indonesia and Sudan. CHF also works in a number of PEPFAR focus countries such as Haiti, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Rwanda. With over $305 million in funding for economic development and livelihoods programs over the past five years... Read more
Jun 19, 2010
Supporting Women Entrepreneurs Around the World CHF International provides financial services for low-income entrepreneurs around the world. We create opportunities in broken or nascent markets to promote economic growth and stability – we go where banks won’t go. CHF has the largest network of microfinance institutions in the Middle East and we are also present in Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe. For the last 20 years, CHF International has served as a leading provider of financial services in developing and transitional countries. From 2004-2009 we disbursed over 220,000 loans to low-income customers, totaling more than $550 million, while maintaining an average repayment rate of 95%. Microfinance... Read more
Mar 14, 2006
Linking Displaced Populations to Private Sector Opportunities in Colombia The Case of DELYMP in Altos de Cazucá, Municipality of Soacha, Cundinamarca As thousands of families are forced to flee from their homes each month due to continuing violence and instability in many parts of Colombia, CHF International works with several local organizations to provide these displaced families with vocational and employment training, as well as administering job placement interventions. With combined funding from USAID and the Government of Colombia’s agency Acción Social, CHF International and its NGO partner Corporación Dominicana Opción Vida, Justicia y Paz, positioned 300 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in full-time jobs with a Colombian clothing producer, Manufacturas DELMYP, based in... Read more
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