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Friday, August 28, 2015

Weekly Roundup – 8/28/15: Will microfinance take on the ‘randomistas’?

By NextBillion Editor

NextBillion Financial Inclusion Editor James Militzer’s known around these parts for his Twitter deep-dives, and it paid off this week when he came across a thought-provoking online flare-up involving two leaders in their field. Their Twitter discussion provided a wonderful opportunity for Militzer to play referee. And Kyle Poplin, health care maestro, weighed in on another bout: The e-cigarette vs. traditional tobacco cancer stick industry in the developing world.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship in Latin America: An interview with Agora Partnerships' CEO Ben Powell

By James Militzer — WDI

As Ben Powell, its founder and CEO puts it, Agora Partnerships "accelerates entrepreneurs that are solving social and environmental problems in Latin America." Powell describes the process – including some surprising challenges most entrepreneurs face – and discusses emerging trends in social business and investing in this video interview.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

It Pays to Pay Your Own Way: Three reasons self-funding helps lead to a successful business

By Roddy Chakaipa

Self-funding comes with challenges. When your business is strapped for cash, things go slower; you don’t have money to take care of unforeseen problems; it's hard to hire people. But the co-founder of SmartPrac says those things can be overcome and, at the end of the day, money's not the most important part of successful entrepreneurship.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

10 Challenges That Could Make or Break India’s Payments Banks: Their revolutionary potential is no guarantee

By Jatinder Handoo

Last week, the Reserve Bank of India announced that it will issue 11 Payments Bank (PB) licenses, permitting a variety of institutions to provide a limited slate of financial services to underserved populations. The RBI hopes PBs will “revolutionize banking” in India, but their impact is not guaranteed. Here are 10 challenges PBs will face – and how they can live up to the government’s ambitious goals.

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