Providing access to finance and loans is a key tool for helping the world's poorest people and a critical part of helping developing nations build more robust economies.
FINCA, the international Microfinance Institution, works to provide micro loans for entrepreneurs and small to medium sized enterprises around the globe. To learn more Share Radio's Alexi Phillips sat down with its president and co-CEO Rupert Schofield. Alexi began by asking him about FINCA's mission and approach.
This is Conversations From Africa, Share Radio's weekly round-up of major news stories from across the African continent, with Chris Bishop - Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine.
This week Share Radio's Patrick Jones talks to Chris about platinum miners meeting their employers to discuss new pay deals, a new mall for South Africa finally opening and attracting over 90,000 visitors, President Zuma calling for unity in South African politics whilst the public continue to rally against him & much more.
It is predicted that a million people could arrive in the Germany this year seeking refugee status. Human rights groups have applauded Germany's willingness to give shelter to people escaping conflict in their own countries, and it has been suggested the presence of so many people could be vital to the long term growth of the German economy. Alexi Philips reports.
John Sands, Qlik Evangelist and Dr Pablo Calderon Martine, Teaching Fellow in European Studies at King's College London, discuss 'How European Are You?' - a new app using data compiled by Qlik to provide an insight into life across the continent
John Sands, Qlik Evangelist, Dr Pablo Calderon Martine