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Ann Miles: “Access to Financial Services in Africa Can Transform Lives”

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This interview with Ann Miles, Director of Financial Inclusion at The MasterCard Foundation, was conducted by Rahim Kanani and originally published on Trust.org

“Greater financial inclusion is correlated with higher living standards, better health outcomes, higher education levels, and an overall improvement in well-being,” explained Ann Miles, Director of Financial Inclusion at The MasterCard Foundation. In an interview tied to the second annual MasterCard Foundation Symposium on Financial Inclusion, we discussed the foundation’s approach to financial inclusion, their efforts and impact on the ground thus far, what it means to put clients at the center, and much more.

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Day Three Wrap-Up

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#SoFI2014 has just ended on a great note.  Thanks again to all speakers, attendees, staff, and volunteers for working together and making this such a memorable event!

Our morning began with a highly entertaining presentation from Jason Young and Tracy Moore of MindBlown Labs, a company that has worked on creating fun, experiential learning tools.

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Day Two Wrap-Up

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Day two of #SoFI2014 has just finished and once again, there’s a lot to report from the day’s keynotes, panels and, of course, practical, hands-on workshops.

The Foundation’s own Ann Miles and Iqbal Nadir of MIT announced the launch of a new competition to encourage innovative practices that encourage further customer-centricity in the world of financial inclusion.

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Liveblog: “Building a Client Base” — Strive Masiyiwa, Founder and Chairman of Econet Wireless

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Strive Masiyiwa of Econet Wireless takes the stage at #SoFI2014 to share his experience building a global, African-based telecommunications firm.  Strive is a leading thinker on business and development, and it’s almost impossible to document all of his activities in an introduction.

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