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Digital Financial Services: The Next Frontier For Financial Inclusion In The Middle East

BY ELISSA MCCARTER-LABORDE This article was originally published on SAIS Perspectives Elissa McCarter-LaBorde, Chief Executive Officer of Vitas Group, is Vice President of Development Finance for Global Communities, where over the last 12 years she has built the technical department that manages Global Communities’ microfinance, SME, and housing finance operations. Ms. […]

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VITAS GROUP WELCOMES DIANE SMITH

Vitas Group today announced the appointment of Diane Smith, as a new member of their Board of Directors. Diane is a seasoned private equity specialist with nearly 30 years of experience in domestic and emerging market investing and fund management, including the launching and management of several new private equity […]

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LIDER Bosnia Celebrates 15 th Anniversary

LIDER Bosnia is celebrating its 15th anniversary as a microfinance lender.  It was established by Global Communities in February 2002 to provide entrepreneurs and low income households in Bosnia with long term access to finance in an innovative and flexible way.  LIDER has grown to a portfolio of $8.3 million […]

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Global Communities: Committed to Assisting Refugees

Global Communities’ mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe. Today, there are few people more vulnerable than the people affected by the Syrian conflict, the displaced within Syria, the refugees across the region and beyond, and […]

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How to Tailor Your Own Business—Vitas Romania Supports Entrepreneurial Start-ups

As a child growing up in the small city Alba Iulia in Romania, Bogdan Moga dreamed of being his own boss. Now, at the young age of 27, he is fulfilling his dream. It has also been exactly 27 years since the Romanian Revolution of 1989. As a result of […]

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Vitas Group and Seep Networks publication among CGAP’s top 10 Microfinance Gateway

Download/ReadCase studies from Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon on reducing disaster risk The seamless integration of disaster risk reduction into overall business planning means that, when disaster does strike, the company is well prepared to manage the impact and respond quickly. This document explores three innovative approaches used by Vitas Group and Global Communities to successfully […]

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In Memoriam: Margaret Cannella, Vitas Group Board Treasurer

Vitas Group is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Board Treasurer and friend, Margaret Cannella, after a courageous battle with cancer. Margaret joined the Vitas board as an independent member in 2010, providing invaluable guidance and wisdom to her peers, and unwavering support for the social mission of the […]

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Vitas Featured in Private Wealth Magazine

Earlier this month, Private Wealth Magazine ran an article featuring the work Vitas Group has done to bring stability to environments that are often viewed as quite unstable. The article originally ran on their website, but the Vitas Group feature has been re-published by Global Communities below for direct viewing.financing-entrepreneurs-in-a-chaotic-region_compressed  

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IFC & Vitas Support Entrepreneurs in Lebanon with New Investment

Beirut, Lebanon, August 31, 2016—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a loan of $4 million to a leading microfinance institution in Lebanon, to help boost its lending capacity to microbusinesses and support the creation of much needed jobs, amid the current refugee crisis. The investment from […]

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Vitas Group & SANAD seeking Small Enterprise consultant

Are you a seasoned consultant in the Small Enterprise (SE) space? Do you care deeply about improving the social and economic potential of the Middle East and North Africa region? Please review this request for proposal from the SANAD fund and submit your CV and Expression of Interest if you think you could be a good […]

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