Basra Driving Institute

With Iraq being ranked as the 4th country in terms of death due to road accidents, defensive driving training is becoming a national priority, and it adds up to the need of most of international oil companies operating in the country, as such training is required to all the drivers that enter into the concession.

Chims Enterprises

Shifting economies by making money accessible In Uganda, there is only one bank branch for every 100,000 people. Chims Enterprises MTN Mobile Money was launched in August 2009 by Norman and Fiona Mutekanga to provide a convenient, secure, and affordable way of sending and receiving money to people who were desperate be included in economic

Impact Investing in the Base

This blog post originally appeared on Nextbillion at http://www.nextbillion.net/blogpost.aspx?blogid=3847 At GroFin, one of our impact objectives is to fulfill the need for vital goods and services for a critical mass, especially at the base of the pyramid. GroFin specializes in financing and building the small and growing businesses [SGBs] at the base of the pyramid,

Ladies First: Investing in Women-Owned SMEs

This blog post originally appeared on Nextbillion at http://www.nextbillion.net/blogpost.aspx?blogid=3783 Piggybacking on Jennifer Pryce’s post on the WIN-WIN Initiative and other recent women-focused blogs, I am happy to continue this stream of good news for women’s economic empowerment. For those who haven’t seen it yet, Goldman Sachs has recently announced the launch of the Women Entrepreneurs

Welcome to the GroFin Blog!

After 10 years of serving small and growing businesses in emerging markets, we finally decided to launch a blog about it. We hope it will give our clients, stakeholders and friends a window into our work.  We aim to use this as a platform for sharing ideas, insights and best practices about impact investing and