News and Updates

August 06,2012

Nina Antiporo is a proud member of the Katupayan credit center located in this densely populated area near San Pablo, about two hours drive south of Manila. She attends the weekly meeting of her credit group with 29 other women who live in the densely populated neighborhood.

This "center" as they are called, is one of thousands throughout the Philippines that are part of the broad network of village banking or microfinance services provided by the Center for Agricultural Development (CARD).  Read more...

August 06,2012

Freedom from Hunger's President, Chris Dunford, is honored to receive the 2011 Best Practices in Global Health Award. The Global Health Council is the world's largest membership alliance committed to saving lives by improving health throughout the world. Their membership is comprised of health-care professionals and organizations, which include non-governmental organizations, foundations, corporations, government agencies and academic institutions that work to ensure global health for all.  Read more...

August 06,2012

Freedom from Hunger's President, Chris Dunford, is honored to receive the 2011 Best Practices in Global Health Award. The Global Health Council is the world's largest membership alliance committed to saving lives by improving health throughout the world. Their membership is comprised of health-care professionals and organizations, which include non-governmental organizations, foundations, corporations, government agencies and academic institutions that work to ensure global health for all.  Read more...

August 06,2012

Chris Dunford's article, "A Failure to Communicate: Microfinance Confused," recently appeared in Monday Developments magazine, a monthly publication of InterAction, the association of U.S.-based nonprofits engaged in international development and humanitarian assistance. The magazine provides in-depth news and commentary on global trends that affect relief, refugee and development work.  Read more...

August 06,2012

In Peru, where more than 50% of the population lives below the poverty line, life can be especially hard on families that live in rural areas. Here, far from the services available in cities like Lima, families struggle to meet their most basic needs.

But help is coming in the form of Credit with Education. The launch Credit with Education in Peru is thanks to a very generous grant from Doe Run Peru and facilitated by its parent company, the St. Louis-based Doe Run Company.  Read more...

August 06,2012

Freedom from Hunger announced today that it has received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for $6 million to combine micro-loans with health protection services for the world’s rural poor. The four-year grant recognizes Freedom from Hunger’s leadership in making microcredit programs available to people considered too poor and too vulnerable to illness to qualify for bank loans.  Read more...

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