Calmeadow is a Canadian non-profit organization
dedicated to providing access to credit and other
financial services to self-employed people who cannot
access traditional sources of business loans. Calmeadow's
International Operations supports microfinance organizations
in developing countries with management, methodology,
and strategic planning advice. By developing innovative
and efficient models of microlending, Calmeadow is
changing the way we think about providing commerical
financial services to low income communities.
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Calmeadow, 365 Bay Street, Suite 600, Toronto, Ontario - M5H 2V1, Canada
Email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit Calmedow's website: http://www.calmeadow.com/
- CHF: The Cooperative Housing Foundation (CHF) sponsors the formation of
cooperatives and community-based groups, aids in the construction of housing and basic community
infrastructure, provides training for project administrators, and advises governments on housing policies. Since
1952 CHF has helped develop housing for more than 55,000 Americans and has provided technical assistance in
shelter construction in more than 80 developing countries.
Cooperative Housing Foundation
P.O. Box 91280
Washington, DC 20090-1280
8300 Colesville Road, Suite 420
Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
CHOICE is a nonprofit, nondenominatinal, humanitarian organization implementing village development projects in various countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Major focus is literacy, primary care and micro-credit programs patterned after the Grameen Bank system.
Center for Humanitarian Outreach and Intercultural Exchange
643 East 400 South
Salt Lake City
tel 801-363-7970 Fax 801-363-7980
- CIPDEL: CIPDEL is a Peruvian support organization for micro and small enterprises which works with guarantee funds and assistance from national financial institutions to provide credit to these institutions. CIPDEL's role is to establish a link between the micro-producer and the financial system and to facilitate communication and integration between these two sectors.
CIPDEL, Av. Arenales 815, Lima 1, Peru.
Fax: +(51-14) 33 8165
- CSFS: The Collective Self Finance Scheme in Zimbabwe was founded in 1989 as a financial mechanism of a group of zimbabwean cooperatives. Its 'capital leasing project", started in 1992, was set up to help re-equip its members, strengthen their basic assets, as well as the cooperative itself.
CSFS, P.O. Box 706, Harare, Zimbabwe.
Fax: +(2634) 70 5121
- CULT: The Credit Union League of Thailand, started in 1965, is now a network of credit unions with over 94,581 members as of 1992. CULT loans are of a diverse nature, incorporating risk protection, and life insurance with a wide range of loan types. Risk funds and mutual funds cover emergencies and other unforseen events. It also provides special programmes for women and youth.
Credit Union League of Thailand (CULT),
56/2 Moo 3, Ramkhamhaeng Road,
Buengkum, Bangkok - 10240, Thailand
Tel: +(66-2) 373-0020, Fax: +(66-2) 373-0022
- CARD Bank:
One of the first microfinance institutions in the Philippines to become a bank.
Contact: Dolores Torres, CEO.