Mapan uses traditional financing method to aid rural communities
The traditional arisan method enables small groups of people to raise the funds needed to buy required household products.
Corporates give startups needed boost in emerging markets
They can help younger ecosystems in crucial areas like intellectual property rights, governance and infrastructure.
Indonesia’s Kudo aims to bridge e-commerce gap with offline agents
Kudo is an online to offline technology platform that connects online merchants and e-commerce players with offline customers through its network of agents.
Waqf crowdfunding platform launched for Muslims to contribute to causes
Malaysia’s former PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has launched the world’s first global waqf crowdfunding platform, WaqfWorld, on the sidelines of the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum in Jakarta.
Kanopi out to spark a microfinance revolution in Indonesia
Jakarta-based startup Kanopi wants to empower Indonesia’s microfinance institutions to reach more customers, especially the country’s unbanked and underbanked communities.
Microfinance users to soar from 94mil to 283mil by 2020: Juniper Research
Both microfinance providers and mobile carriers are driving a surge in financial inclusion for the unbanked populace in developing nations, through the provision of sophisticated mobile finance services, according to new data from Juniper Research.
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