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IFC Lends $10 Million Worth Credit Line to Nigeria’s LAPD MfB

IFC, the inestment arm of the World Bank, will provide $10 million loan to LAPO Microfinance Bank in Nigeria to roll out agent banking that will increase access to financial services for low-income customers, small-scale entrepreneurs and rural communities. It is the largest-ever investment IFC has made in a microfinance institution in Sub-Saharan Africa. LAPO Microfinance Bank, one among the ...

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5th Islamic Microfinance Summit Held in Malaysia

The 5th Global Islamic Microfinance forum (GIMF) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was held on 24-25 November, 2015 and attended by the officials and delegates from 30 countries including Pakistan, Nigeria, Tajikistan, Canada, Tanzania, Philippines, Indonesia, China, Azerbaijan and many other countries, said a statement. The entire leadership unanimously unified their voice and support for the development of Islamic Microfinance ...

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Pakistan Launched First Anti-Polio Drive

Polio injections are administered by the health authorities in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), of Pakistan for the first time. The anti-polio drive, which was supposed to be held from January 5 to January 7, has been postponed due to security reasons. The injectable or inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) is said to be highly effective in preventing paralytic disease ...

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Pakistan Gears Up to Eradicate Polio with Injections Drive Now

As India has come out of the polio entirely, neighbouring Pakistan is keen to eliminate the deadly disease and health authorities in Pakistan have started administering polio injections for the first time, while oral polio drops have already been administered in many parts. The polio injections to be given in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) for the first time ...

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