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MFX Solutions Launches Service to Reduce Microfinance Currency Risk

July 6, 2009

July 7, 2009, WASHINGTON, DC — MFX Solutions Inc. (MFX), a new company dedicated to managing global currency risk in the microfinance industry, today announced the launch of its operations.

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LeapFrog Raises $44 Million for World’s First Microinsurance Fund

June 16, 2009

June 17, 2009, Luxembourg — In a breakthrough for microfinance and alternative investment, the LeapFrog Financial Inclusion Fund announced today that it has raised US$44 million. It is the world’s first investment fund focused on microinsurance.

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Sunlight Foundation Announces $4 Million Investment From Omidyar Network

March 18, 2009

March 18, 2009, WASHINGTON, DC — The Sunlight Foundation announced today it has received a $4 million grant from Omidyar Network to support Sunlight's efforts to improve access to existing government information, digitize new information, and create new online tools to foster gre

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Omidyar Network Unveils New Brand Identity

March 3, 2009

March 4, 2009, Redwood City, Calif. — Omidyar Network debuted a new brand identity today, highlighting the organization’s innovative approach to philanthropy and broadening the visibility of its investees.

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Omidyar Network Grants $4.5 Million to Opportunity International to Scale Technology-based Microfinance Services in Africa

February 23, 2009

February 24, 2009, Oak Brook, Ill. — Opportunity International today announced it has received a $4.5 million grant from Omidyar Network.

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Network Philanthropy

January 28, 2009

January 21, 2007 - They seemed so young. That's what Peter Hero remembers most about the day, nine years ago, when Pierre Omidyar and Jeff Skoll walked into his office at Community Foundation Silicon Valley with an odd idea to give away a fortune.

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The Business of Giving

January 23, 2009

February 23, 2006 - GIVING away money has never been so fashionable among the rich and famous.

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Dinner with the FT: Auction man

January 23, 2009

March 25, 2006 - Pierre Omidyar, the 38-year old founder of the mammoth online auction site, eBay, doesn't do media interviews that often, let alone over dinner. But here he is in Bar Americain, a busy American-style brasserie in midtown Manhattan.

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What’s Wrong With Profit?

January 23, 2009

November 13, 2006 - THIS year, as never before, the line between philanthropy and business is blurring.

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Q & A Pierre Omidyar - Empower Seller

January 23, 2009

September 11, 2008 -  Pierre Omidyar turned eBay into the most successful company of the dotcom era. EBay likewise turned its founder into a multibillionaire, and in 1999, Omidyar set up a charitable foundation.

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Supporting Data-Driven Discourse on Aadhaar

May 20, 2018

We believe that rigorous, unbiased, and holistic data like the State of Aadhaar Report complements other research tools in creating a rich evidence base to drive policy. We are particularly committed to supporting research that focuses on individuals to further understand their needs, experiences, and concerns around digital identity systems.

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Improving Financial Outcomes with FinTech

May 17, 2018

New data published in the latest Global Findex shows impressive momentum in financial inclusion worldwide.

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Why We Invested: Mapping Slums in Odisha, India with Tata Trusts

May 15, 2018

In India, having “patta” is critical to accessing social and financial opportunity. Patta, or property titles, may sometimes be the only way to show the proof of address that’s needed to open a bank account, enroll children in school, and access government benefits. Without it, many are invisible to the system.

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