28/09/2016 | Blog
#This is my story

 #This is my story:  “my name is Keo Serei and I run a grocery store in Phsar Trach, Cambodia. I’ve never been very confident about the microfinance industry. I was scared it would cause over-indebtedness. However, my husband saw a big opportunity in getting a loan and took up his first loan

05/09/2016 | Blog
BlueOrchard week 2016 in Tbilisi

This year’s BlueOrchard week took place in one of our local offices in Tbilisi, Georgia. Since the entire company and its ambassadors gathered together to discuss the future of impact investing and what role we are going to play as one of the leading players, we also took the occasion celebrating

27/06/2016 | Blog
On the road to Armenia – field trip

31. May – 2 June 2016 Here are some impressions from the latest BlueOrchard field trip, which took place in Yerevan, Armenia. Our trip started on Monday, 30th of May from Zurich. After a long flight we landed in Yerevan and got swiftly through airport customs control. The hotel we stayed in was ve

21/10/2015 | Blog
Reaching the unbanked through mobile banking

Financial inclusion aims to provide basic financial services to everyone – regardless of social class, financial status or geography. A prerequisite for the eradication of poverty, financial inclusion fosters economic emancipation and independence. To this end, microfinance is recognized as a key

10/04/2015 | Blog
BlueOrchard’s activities in line with the World Bank’s new strategy to end poverty by 2030

The President of the World Bank has outlined the group’s new strategy to end poverty by 2030.