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Unique cooperation gives half a million to Microfinance Institute in Sweden
Plantagon support immigrant women entrepreneurship through microfinance
Mikrofinansinstitutet in Sweden (MFI) has started a collaboration with the innovation company Plantagon where Plantagon initially allocate 500 000 SEK to the MFI's activities. An activity that uses microfinance for social and financial integration of mostly women with an immigrant background.
– We have done a market assessment when we chose to invest in MFIs, in addition their activities in line with our values. We estimate that MFI is working in a serious, long-term basis, with a close and continuous follow-up to its entrepreneurs as the guarantor of both lenders and borrowers. This means a lower risk for us as a company, and ensures that our money really do benefit, says Hans Hassle, CEO of Plantagon International.
Mikrofinansinstitutet is a private alternative, created on the initiative of the ordinary people, who are working to find alternative solutions to social challenges.
– Unlike traditional banks, Microfinance Institute has a view that "Everyone is bankable." To get the loan should not depend on the sex, age or colour. What is important for us is that the business idea is viable, Fatma Mohamud, MFI's vice President.
–We believe in microfinance as a model, and we believe in this type of collaboration between enterprises and sustainable activities, it is what we call the business or Enterprise 4.0, says Hans Hassle, CEO of Plantagon International.
In a first stage, Plantagon invest 500,000 SEK to MFI. In the future, Plantagon wants to expand its investment, but also to share in the capital of Plantagons, non-profit association, thus further supporting the microfinance concept in Sweden.
Fatma Mohamud, MFI, tel. 070 324 0485, email@example.com
Hans Hassle, Plantagon International AB, tel. 070 917 94 00, e-post: firstname.lastname@example.org
Plantagon International is active in the sector urban agriculture and is a global market leader in vertical farming. Plantagon's vertical greenhouse minimizes the need for energy, water and pesticides. The negative environmental impact of the greenhouses is very low, and since the products are delivered directly to consumers in the city, the transportation costs are also minimized. The concept is simple and appealing: daily fresh organic vegetables delivered daily directly to consumers. No middle hands, no yesterday's food. www.plantagon.com
Microfinance Institute in Sweden
Microfinance Institutes borrowers belong to the group with strong business ideas that have difficulty getting access to capital in the credit markets. To support the individual's path to self-sufficiency microfinance is used as a method, where microcredit is part of that process. This is a relatively new business model and an innovative approach that stimulates and increases the creativity to find alternative solutions to social challenges. Interest has in recent years increased sharply for this tool when it comes to social and financial integration of people in social exclusion.www.mikrofinansiering.se
Press Releases - Archives
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Inslag i Sveriges radio (21 jul 2010)
Artikel i Nacka Värmdö Posten (29 jun 2010)
Inslag i Radio P4 Sörmland om Regio Stars-priset (24 maj 2010)
Artikel i Katrineholms Kuriren om House of Africa 17 maj 2010 (ur tidningen)
Blogginlägg i Succe om House of Africa 30 april 2010
Bilaga i Aftonbladet 23 mars 2010
Intervju med Joyce i Radio Sörmland mars 2010 (del 1)
Intervju med Joyce i Radio Sörmland mars 2010 (del 2)
Joyce, årets pristagare VA 8 mars 2010
Reportage i DN 19 feb 2010 om Sushi Corner
Reportage i TIM nr 1 2010 om Rosario Bustes
Reportage i Södra Sidan om Kholud Yamani 16 januari 2010
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Inslag i Radio Sörmland om mikrofinans-konferensen 11 september 2009
Inslag i Östnytt om mikrofinanskonferensen 11 september 2009
Reportage om mikrofinanskonferensen i Kkuriren 12 september 2009
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Pressmeddelande Mikrofinanskonferensen 11 september 2009
Utvärdering Mikrofinanskonferensen 11 september
Joyce nominerad till Svensk hjälte i Aftonbladet 12 oktober 2009
Artikel i Kkuriren 4 augusti 2009 om Thitapha
Artikel i Fria Tidningen 11 januari 2008
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