Calvert Foundation: 2013 Annual Report | Microfinance in Kyrgyzstan | Diaspora learnings

2013 Annual Report, microfinance in Kyrgyzstan, and diaspora learnings.

 

 

 

 

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May 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note to subscribers: we apologize for the blank email sent yesterday–our email provider experienced a bug in their system, which has been resolved.

 

 

 

 

2013 Annual Report looks back at a formative year

 

 

 

Our 2013 Annual Report reflects on a year when calvert foundation charted our course in the impact investing industry. The report covers investments made last year, new initiatives we’re launching to grow the impact investing movement, and our efforts to respond to the needs of both our investors and the communities our investors support.

This marks the first year we’ve invested in an online version of the report, which we invite you to enjoy on any of your e-devices. As always, you can provide any feedback by simply replying to this email.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From the Field

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kompanion is increasing access to microfinance in Kyrgyzstan

 

 

 

As part of the WIN-WIN portfolio, we recently closed a $1.5 million loan to Kompanion, a microfinance institution that provides loans and technical support primarily to rural clients in Kyrgyzstan. Kompanion is one of the largest MFI’s in Kyrgyzstan, with over 108,000 active borrowers and a loan portfolio of $81.4 million.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest Blog Posts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engaging Diasporas in Development through Investment

 

 

 

We’ve spent the past year spent trying to better understand the diaspora landscape. Here are some of the key lessons learned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cities as Accelerators

 

 

 

This blog post is a response to the Meeting of the Minds & Living Cities group blogging event, exploring how cities are accelerators of opportunity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading List

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create Jobs for USA: Six Lessons Learned

 

 

 

Create Jobs for USA is a partnership between Opportunity Finance Network and Starbucks that provides grants to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) like calvert foundation and others across the U.S. These CDFIs provide loans to community businesses, which play a critical role in creating and preserving jobs in America.

This report examines key outcomes from the initiative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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