Thursday, February 25, 2010

CGAP microfinance competition

The description is:
"CGAP, Deutsche Bank, Islamic Development Bank, and Grameen-Jameel are pleased to announce Islamic Microfinance Challenge 2010: Innovating Sustainable, Scalable, and Market-Driven Models. The contest is a joint initiative to promote the innovative design of Shariah-compliant products for Islamic microfinance clients.

We are seeking original Islamic microfinance business proposals which are profitable, sustainable, scalable, and Shariah-compliant. Finalists of this competition will be awarded with grant funds as well as need-based technical support to launch a pilot project of their proposed business idea.

This is an opportunity for you to showcase innovative business ideas, gain industry-wide recognition, and benefit from the funds and technical expertise of leading institutions in the microfinance and Islamic finance sectors."
The deadline is May 3, 2010 and more information can be found on CGAP's website.

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