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GroFin: Best SME Social Impact Finance Africa 2017

Mauritius-based SME finance company GroFin has raised well over US$500 million in funding and invested in some 600 small and medium-sized enterprises in Africa and the Middle East. The company provides both patient risk capital and business support to SMEs.

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Covenant Bank for Women Tanzania: Best Social Impact Bank Tanzania 2017

A bank built from the bottom up, Tanzania’s Covenant Bank for Women helps deepen and broaden the reach of commercial banks by addressing the specific needs and requirements of sectors underserved by other financial services providers. The bank is focused

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Swarna Pragati: Best Social Impact Home Finance India 2017

Prosperity begins at home. A house, however modest, represents the first step towards the eradication of poverty and allows families access to better health, education, and livelihoods. Owning a home also brings formerly marginalised people into the mainstream: they can

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Cooperative Central Bank: Best Social Impact Bank Cyprus 2016

Operating since 1937 and being a cornerstone of society, the Cooperative Central Bank (CCB) in Cyprus promotes an inclusive and socially-inspired approach to financial services. The Bank’s mission is to provide innovative and easily accessible services to all citizens and

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Afrimax Group: Best Social Impact Telecom Group Sub-Saharan Africa

Busy connecting an entire continent with the latest in 4G network technology, Afrimax Group is at the forefront of the telecom revolution engulfing Sub-Saharan Africa. The company, headquartered in The Netherlands, has accumulated the largest portfolio of easily deployable TD-LTE

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Azizi Bank: Best Social Impact Bank Afghanistan 2016

More than just a full-service bank, Azizi Bank of Afghanistan is in the business of shaping the country’s fast-growing financial services industry. Azizi Bank does so by offering young Afghan professionals the opportunity to hone their skills in a dynamic

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Bansefi: Best Social Impact Bank Mexico 2016

Banks can – and do – make a big impact on their surroundings. In Mexico, Bansefi proves that point with an all-inclusive approach that underwrites the nation’s development drive by empowering businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises that all too

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