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Kyrgyzstan’s Kupuev Academy Raises $700,000 from ACDI/VOCA Impact Investing Subsidiaries AV Ventures & AV Frontiers

Kupuev Academy, a private, progressive school located in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, announced that it has raised $700,000 in financing. The investment …

USAID Zambia EDGE Activity Brings Asset-Based Financing to Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Building linkages and business relationships between asset leasing companies and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is one area of focus …

Enabling Cyber Access for Youth in Northern Kenya

In 2015, 26-year old Mohammed Ore Ahmed identified a business opportunity in his hometown of Griftu in Wajir County in …

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Creating Agricultural Jobs in Honduras’s Lenca Indigenous Communities

Brenda Aracely Dominguez lives in the highlands of Intibucá, Honduras, on land where her family has grown potatoes for generations. …

Grant Gives New Life to Women’s Hay Farming Business in Northern Kenya

Members of the Tullu Women’s Group hail from Sololo Ward, a community of livestock keepers in the heart of Marsabit …

USAID Activity in Zambia Helps Expand Local Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Agricultural small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Zambia face numerous challenges as they strive to increase productivity, grow profits, and …

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A Case Study on Agent Banking

Access “A Case Study on Agent Banking,” by Christine McClung, published July 6, 2021

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AV Ventures Invests in Maphlix Trust Ghana Limited to Support Ghana’s Horticulture Sector

AV Ventures, the impact investing subsidiary of ACDI/VOCA, has provided a long-term loan of US$700,000 to Maphlix Trust Ghana Limited, …

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USAID/Honduras Activity Offers Small Grants in Response to Migrant Crisis

In early 2021, the USAID/Honduras Transforming Market Systems (TMS) Activity established two new grant mechanisms to support small business owners …

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Investing in a Hub for Digital Nomads in Kyrgyzstan

An important step has been taken toward the emergence of a hub for digital nomads, or independent remote workers, in …

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Engaging the Private Sector Series: Funding for Transformation

ACDI/VOCA has a growing portfolio of market systems development projects that engage with the private sector, industry chambers, and market …

COVID-19 Crisis As a Lens to Understanding Resiliency of Agent Banks in Bangladesh

Published on Marketlinks, April 15, 2021.

Kyrgyzstan’s Kupuev Academy Raises $700,000 from ACDI/VOCA Impact Investing Subsidiaries AV Ventures & AV Frontiers

Kupuev Academy, a private, progressive school located in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, announced that it has raised $700,000 in financing. The investment …