People who fight to overcome their present situation and make their dreams come true by changing their own and their family’s future. This is the beginning of the report entitled “Stories of success against all odds” by Informe Semanal on the entrepreneurs served by the BBVA Microfinance Foundation, broadcast by TVE in April 2016, and which has just won a Silver Globe at the World Media Festival in Hamburg.
Roadmap toward the empowerment of women underway. Primary goals: employment and education
There was no time to waste in these two weeks of debates and conferences of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) at the United Nations headquarters. Aware that there is still a long way to go, the agenda was very intense. Priority issues were on the table, such as the importance of women occupying their rightful place in the changing labor market.
The Amigotchi program, one of the 10 most innovative social initiatives in 2016
Introducing Simón, the virtual character that trains employees in the BBVA Microfinance Foundation Group, and who has just been chosen as one of the 10 most innovative social initiatives in 2016 by the magazine Compromiso Empresarial.
“Philanthropy for development should be ethical and sustainable with measurable results”
The President of the Board of BBVA Microfinance Foundation, Claudio González-Vega, summarizes its Decalog about what philanthropy should be like for development in 2030, in his speech at the netFWD, organized by the OECD.
UN celebrates progress in gender equality and sets out the next steps
The United Nations headquarters has been dressed since last Monday with the bright colors of the costumes of hundreds of women and men from all over the world under one banner, that of equality. Until March 24, New York is hosting the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (the CSW61), despite the snowstorm that has hit the city over the last few days.
Measuring social impact, the key to the success of microfinance
Financial inclusion and how technology can be its ally were the main themes of the 13th Annual Global Microfinance Forum, an event attended by leading public and private microfinance investors, banks and development organizations from all over the world, and at which the BBVA Microfinance Foundation was present.
Banco ADOPEM is recognized for its contribution to gender equality
Banco ADOPEM has received the Award for Excellence in Leadership from Women’s World Banking for promoting gender diversity among its workers and supporting low income women to help them get ahead.
BBVAMF women: entrepreneurs in a present with a future
Latin America is a place with great difficulties for women, especially in financial inclusion, development, participation in the labor market and education. In a region with 168 million people living in poverty, according to CEPAL figures, more than half being women, entrepreneurship becomes a key factor for progress and advancement.
Banco ADOPEM rewards its top employees
Banco ADOPEM’s “Outstanding Employee Awards Ceremony 2016” took place this month. This event recognized the work of 145 of the bank’s employees and 25 of its collaborators with up to 20 years’ service. It also recognized the performance of eight branches that reached their targets for the year.
The challenge of running the “last mile” in the age of opportunity
In recent years, public and private organizations are increasingly working to eradicate poverty on a road beset with obstacles that make it difficult to reach the “last mile”. The Millennium Development Goals are a step in the right direction as they have gone a long way to reducing extreme poverty in developing countries.