Articles for microfinance

Be Attentive to the Security Needs of Those Who are Poor

Fidelity to our mission means that we are attentive to the needs of those who are poor … attentive to the needs related to their security (attentive to the dangers and privations that they encounter on a daily basis).

GLOBE Microloan Program – St. John’s University

A few weeks ago, .famvin author Fr. Pat Griffin and Ladies of Charity-USA President Mary Ann Dantuono celebrated with the members of GLOBE, a microloan program, as they made their final presentations this...

Vincentian Family Haiti Initiative Newsletter

VFHI Newsletter - October 2015 Click here to view the full newsletter. Featured stories:Advancing the Quality of Education in our Partner Schools Since October 2013, Vincentian Family Haiti Initiative’s (VFHI) Feeding Program has allowed 4,250 children from 17 schools...

25,000 Women,Teens, Mobile phones and Micro-finance

Perhaps an unlikely pairing of topics. But the Center for Financial Inclusion describes how these concepts can be dynamically related.   "If you want your message to be heard, go to where your intended audience is. If that intended audience is teenagers in the U.S.,...

Zafen cited as model by Hilary Clinton

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton included content from our May Zafèn press release in her remarks today at the Global Diaspora Forum in Washington. She said: “Now, this story can be and is being replicated in country after country. For instance, we have Katleen...

Doodling for Zafen???

Calling all Vincentian artists and wannabes! How about doodling for Zafen. www.good.is sponsoring a doodle contest. "Doodle Something Good in the World." If you think Zafen is doing something good in the world and like to doodle, try your hand! the OBJECTIVE Create a...

Vincentians double your money April 1-7!

Vincentians double your money April 1-7!

We’ve got GREAT NEWS from the Vincentians. They are going to match all loans and donations made on zafen.org during its ANNIVERSARY WEEK, April 1 – April 8, up to $25,000. That DOUBLES the impact of your contribution to Haiti! What a great way to celebrate! Visit...

The (Haitian) Woman at the Well

From Zafen ... HAITIANS ARE THIRSTY FOR CLEAN WATER! Your donation can give families in Cayes-Jacmel a ceramic clean water filter certified as the best way to purify water if it isn’t boiled. This project will  provide safe drinking water to as many rural families as...

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