News and Updates

January 23,2013

On January 23, 2013, Freedom from Hunger, The Microcredit Summit Campaign and the Center for Health Market Innovations released a new report entitled Integrated Health and Microfinance: Harnessing the Strengths of Two Sectors to Improve Health and Alleviate Poverty in the Andes. Read more...

December 21,2012

Freedom from Hunger has long been committed to letting evidence guide our work. As one of the very few microfinance NGO’s conducting rigorous research, we have a deep understanding of how our programs impact the lives of the clients we serve. Read more...

December 21,2012

Because of Nandini Nath, or as her neighbors call her, "Doctor Mom," the people of Sanoanko, in the Indian state of Orissa no longer have to walk for miles to get simple health advice or deal with minor health issues.

Read Freedom from Hunger President, Steve Hollingworth’s Huffington Post article about how community health volunteers, like Nandini, and access to savings and loan products are helping the rural poor to safeguard their health and deal with unexpected medical costs, which can cripple a family financially or cause them to delay seeking treatment.

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December 20,2012

Freedom from Hunger and Innovations in Poverty Action (IPA) will host a dissemination workshop on January 15, 2013 in Tamale, Ghana to share and discuss implications of findings from a two year study of the impact of health insurance education on enrollment of clients of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in the Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Read more...

December 20,2012

Freedom from Hunger has been ranked #5 among international microfinance organizations in a new study by Philanthropedia (a division of Guidestar USA, Inc.). The study surveyed 72 microfinance experts, evaluating 119 international microfinance organizations and recognizing 11 organizations that are making the biggest positive impact in international micro finance. Read more...

December 19,2012

Freedom from Hunger, the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-American Development Bank and The Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI) will co-present a learning exchange entitled Beyond Access: Microfinance and Integrated Services for a Better Quality of life in conjunction with the 2012 FOROMIC XV conference in Barbados. Read more...

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