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Five Ideas to Make Microlending More Effective

By MetLife and WSJ Custom Studios
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Presented by MetLife Foundation in collaboration with WSJ. Custom Studios, Multipliers of Prosperity takes a look globally at the challenges we face in confronting the issues of financial inclusion. The program dives deep into what’s working, questions what isn’t and finds the possible fixes.

MetLife and MetLife Foundation Announce Microlending Partnership With Kiva to Support Entrepreneurs and Build Financial Inclusion

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LONDON, June 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Today, MetLife and MetLife Foundation announced a partnership with Kiva, a global non-governmental organization that will support entrepreneurs around the world through Kiva’s online crowd-funding platform.

Dispatch from India—With Small Loans, Big Impact

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Financial inclusion isn’t a one-size-fits-all process, with more than 2 billion people worldwide living outside the global financial system. Traditional methods such as savings accounts or credit cards are no longer adequate or up to the challenge of bringing in those billions of people living on the outer fiscal fringe. The good news: advances in big data and technology—sometimes as simple as a mobile phone app—along with changes in regulation and creative partnerships between the public and private sectors are providing new pathways to help people gain financial stability.

MetLife Foundation's Annual Report on Financial Inclusion - Pillar 2: Access to Services

Advancing the development and delivery of high quality financial products and services like savings, insurance, and credit.
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MetLife Foundation: Financial Inclusion / Into Action 

BURO is a respected and successful microfinance provider in Bangladesh.

The Financial Inclusion Challenge: Celebrating Innovative Solutions

Meet the Financial Inclusion Challenge finalists, then cast your vote between June 17 and June 26 for the competition’s People’s Choice winner
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By Nandika Madgavkar, Assistant Vice President for Corporate Responsibility, MetLife Inc.  

We all love to be heard and what can be better than being heard so that we can have a positive impact on individuals and communities who need it most. Now is your chance! 

MetLife Foundation's Annual Report on Financial Inclusion - Pillar 1: Access & Knowledge

Increasing low- income families’ readiness, willingness, and ability to engage with the financial sector..
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MetLife Military Veteran’s Network (MVET) introduced the Foundation to VeteransPlus, a national not-for-profit serving veterans and active duty military personnel.

Metlife Foundation Makes Significant Progress Towards $200 Million, Five Year Commitment to Financial Inclusion

The Newly Released 2014 Annual Report Highlights Key Achievements and Opportunities
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NEW YORK, June 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Today, MetLife Foundation released its 2014 Annual Report, Into Action, highlighting its activities and showcasing a broad array of partners, grantees and activities.

MetLife Assists Victims of the Nepal Earthquake

MetLife Foundation Makes a US$250,000 Donation to the Disaster Area
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HONG KONG, April 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ -- Today, MetLife Foundation announced that it is making a contribution of $250,000 (USD) to International Medical Corps’ Nepal Earthquake Fund, which is already at work on the ground providing vital relief supplies to those in need, lifesaving healthcare services to the survivors of the earthquake and critical training to medical first responders.

MetLife Foundation Sponsors ‘The Financial Inclusion Challenge’

The Challenge, Developed in Conjunction with the Wall Street Journal, Launches in Asia
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HONG KONG, March 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Today, MetLife Foundation announced its exclusive sponsorship and launch of The Financial Inclusion Challenge.

Roundtable on Aging and Financial Inclusion in Latin America

Joint Initiative between Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, HelpAge International, and MetLife Foundation
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Over 40 leaders from across Latin America, including the banking, microfinance, academic, and aging advocacy sectors, joined together in Bogota, Colombia for a roundtable on the topic of Aging and Financial Inclusion. This meeting focused specifically on aging demographics in Latin America and the increasing need for access to quality financial services—including pensions, savings, insurance, loans, and payments.

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Over 40 leaders from across Latin America, including the banking, microfinance, academic, and aging advocacy sectors, joined together in Bogota, Colombia for a roundtable on the topic of Aging and Financial Inclusion. This meeting focused specifically on aging demographics in Latin America and the increasing need for access to quality financial services—including pensions, savings, insurance, loans, and payments.

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