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  • MEDA - Mennonite Economic Development Associates
    Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker MASAVA Natural Sunflower Oil fortified with Vitamin A E Vouchers Cassava Seed System Tanzania Improving Market Opportunities for Women in a New Economy Burma Myanmar Invest in small enterprises around the globe Sarona Agricultural Transformation through Stronger Vocational Education ATTSVE Ethiopia Greater Rural Opportunities for Women GROW Ghana MASAVA Natural Sunflower Oil fortified with Vitamin A Ukraine Horticulture Business Development Project UHBDP Gift Solutions 2016 Make a difference today Click here to find out more Latest News Internship FAQs Internship History Tanzania IT Development Intern Nicaragua Rural Microfinance Intern Myanmar Communications and Monitoring Evaluation M E Intern Uganda Rural Microfinance Intern Private Sector Development Find out more Economic Oppo rtuni ties Read more Investment Learn more Tweets from medadotorg Join our team We re hiring a field project manager in Ukraine https t co MDG9QEH9tM https t co 63SBOG5flj MEDA Staffers Clara and Ashlea helped us participate in IDW2016

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  • MEDA - Donate to MEDA
    Get Involved MEDA Convention Upcoming MEDA Events MEDA Field Experiences How to Get Involved Youth Connect MEDA Ambassadors 20 under 35 MEDA Chapters Mennonite Entrepreneurs Conference Ways to Give Donate today Gift Solutions Catalogue Planned Giving Sarona Risk Capital Fund Farmer to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Email Print Make a Donation to MEDA Donate online in Canadian Dollars US Dollars European Donation Info or call us at 1 800 665 7026 8 30 am to 4 30 pm EST or mail us at MEDA 155 Frobisher Drive Suite I 106 Waterloo ON Canada N2V 2E1 or MEDA 1891 Santa Barbara Dr Suite 201 Lancaster PA USA 17601 4106 Donate to MEDA Donate in CAD Donate in USD European Donations Monthly Giving Planned Giving Incentives for First Time Donors Donation Information Contact Us Stay in Touch Please complete all required fields First Name Invalid Input Last Name Invalid

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  • MEDA - PSD Home
    today Gift Solutions Catalogue Planned Giving Sarona Risk Capital Fund Farmer to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Email Print Private Sector Development The world s poor depend on markets The complex commercial systems where products are bought and sold can be the determining factor between health and sickness between making money and going hungry The difference between poverty and prosperity often hinges on the equity and efficiency of the businesses that serve the poor The Private Sector Development team at MEDA understands this That is why we devote ourselves to technical excellence in market led private sector development We are industry leaders in the key areas of value chain development agricultural programming inclusive financial services business solutions for health and impact investing Our intersecting competencies include research and publishing financial services supply chain management information technologies monitoring and evaluation scale up training project design and smart incentives such as vouchers for market expansion We provide these services through sub contracts consultancies and long term program management For 60 years MEDA has learned important lessons that we now apply to all of our private sector development programming We know the best programs are led by market demand not supply We know it is better to build the capacity of local businesses and support organizations than to create new ones And we know lack of credit is one of the biggest problems facing farmers and the businesses that serve them Private Sector Development PSD PSD Home Inclusive Financial Services Agriculture

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  • MEDA - Inclusive Financial Services
    to Give Donate today Gift Solutions Catalogue Planned Giving Sarona Risk Capital Fund Farmer to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Email Print Inclusive Financial Services Expanding financial services to previously un banked populations through innovation and support for a range of partners enhancing their capacity to offer services leading to increased economic activity and decreased poverty for their clients Access to financial services is crucial to develop expand and maintain a successful business Affordable credit and accessible savings products are largely unavailable to the majority of the population living in the underdeveloped and developing world MEDA works with different local partners financial institutions businesses and service companies to expand access to financial services The goal is to help institutions extend services to their customers and develop the innovative financial services that businesses and households need to smooth cash flows invest or save Constantly evolving we provide specialized services such as 1 Micro SME Finance 2 Value Chain Financing Solutions 3 Branchless Banking Services 4 Risk Management With over 30 years experience working toward financial inclusion MEDA is a pioneer in microfinance MEDA has played a critical role in the development of rural financial institutions in Tajikistan Ukraine Afghanistan Haiti Jamaica Mozambique and Nicaragua since the 1980s In the last 10 years MEDA has provided technical assistance to over 40 MFIs and banks in 22 countries Private Sector Development PSD PSD Home Inclusive Financial Services Current Projects Past Projects Publications Training and Consultancies Investments Agriculture Health SME Investment What

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  • MEDA - Agriculture
    MEDA s small farmer and agribusiness area of practice aims to build and strengthen the business foundations and commercial relationships that small farmers need to improve their livelihoods and wellbeing To achieve this we partner with the private sector small farmers donors and investors to design and deploy scalable replicable business solutions that enable small farmers to profitably and sustainably supply their products to buyers in local and global markets Theory of Change Most of the world s poor are small farmers Despite the adverse effects of climate change and the quickly rising cost of petroleum based farming inputs there is abundant opportunity to improve small farmers incomes and competitiveness Improved crop production and pest management methods can double and triple yields Better stewardship of soils can sustainably improve soil fertility giving a further boost to crop yields Investment in more productive farming equipment and storage facilities enables small farmers to expand farm crop output and reduce post harvest crop spoilage And by banding together to form informal crop marketing alliances or formal crop marketing partnerships small farmers can sell to larger buyers and earn better prices for their crops As their incomes rise and their market opportunities expand from incrementally embracing such changes these small farmers reinvest in further expansion of their farms and inspire their neighbours to do the same Partnering with the private sector governments donors and small farmers MEDA is fostering more productive more competitive and more profitable small farm to market systems in developing countries around the world Business Solutions Our projects and consulting expand business opportunities for small farmers in competitive and sustainable ways Our business solutions which establish and strengthen value chain relationships linking small farmers with agribusiness and profitable markets are applied in these areas of practice Sub sector value chain analysis

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  • MEDA - Health
    Connect MEDA Ambassadors 20 under 35 MEDA Chapters Mennonite Entrepreneurs Conference Ways to Give Donate today Gift Solutions Catalogue Planned Giving Sarona Risk Capital Fund Farmer to Farmer MSCU Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Email Print Private Sector Development Health Improving access to products that promote health and well being Thanks to an innovative MEDA program entrepreneurs in northern Tanzania are building sustainable solutions that solve localized malnutrition Consumers in two regions afflicted by Vitamin A deficiency will soon be able to buy locally produced sunflower oil fortified with Vitamin A Industry experts affirm that this is the first case of commercial scale fortification of natural unrefined sunflower oil at the small and medium enterprise level leading to a highly palatable and affordable foodstuff for local consumers MEDA s electronic voucher technology coupled with effective publicity enable entrepreneurs to offer temporary promotional pricing to ensure tens of thousands of households try the new product MEDA s approach is to leverage commercial resources to help overcome barriers to improved health systems We specialize in logistics supply chain management distribution via smart incentives such as vouchers and technology solutions such as GPS mapping and SMS messaging Whether linking women to maternal health services with insurance products or alternative livelihoods for people with HIV AIDS MEDA brings a creative approach Private Sector Development PSD PSD Home Inclusive Financial Services Agriculture Health Current Projects Past Projects Publications Training and Consultancies SME Investment What s New in PSD Publications PSD Staff and Consultants Contact PSD

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  • MEDA - SME/Investment
    Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Email Print SME Investment Small to medium enterprises SMEs make significant contributions to decreased poverty increased employment the diversification of products and services and the creation of market linkages for small scale suppliers At the national level SMEs also add to the country s GDP and tax base allowing benefits to be shared beyond their immediate circle of employees consumers and suppliers Investment capital is the necessary fuel that enables SMEs to drive economic growth in frontier markets Our goal is to work with our partners to strengthen companies that are committed to progressive business strategies and promise excellent return on investment We are equally dedicated to advancement in environmental social and governance ESG areas Building on our long experience in impacting investing starting with MEDA s investment in the Sarona Dairy in Paraguay in 1953 we have created a suite of capacities and products to ensure that ESG and financial returns go hand in hand Investment Mechanisms MEDA offers distinctive catalytic financial mechanisms through our own risk capital fund partnerships with commercial impact investors from Sarona Asset Management to MicroVest and collaboration with donors ESG Facilitation MEDA provides the expertise that is needed to assist companies in advancing their ESG capacities offering both standard support e g training as well as innovative approaches such as competitive matching grants Enhanced Monitoring and Evaluation Systems Aligned with GIIN IRIS GIIRS and B Corp MEDA offers expertise in enhanced monitoring and evaluation systems EMES for SMEs Our EMES system goes beyond the standards to ensure that impacts on the ground are captured Technical Assistance Support MEDA s development expertise across sectors from

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  • MEDA - EO Home
    Mutual Aid in Action Fundraise for MEDA AmazonSmile Donate while you shop Products Supporting MEDA Donate aeroplan miles Resources Publications The Marketplace Magazine Learning Centre Policies Logos and Branding My MEDA My Communication Preferences My Giving History MEDA Staff Logins Website Login Logout MEDA365 E mail Login MEDA365 SharePoint MEDA Master Photo Library Travel Tracker Email Print Economic Opportunities Economic Opportunities seeks to sustainably and substantively increase the inclusion of women and youth in market systems as respected and valued participants MEDA works to show that both women and youth can rise above the social and cultural barriers that stand in the way of business success and improved livelihoods through our programs in places like Morocco Egypt Pakistan Afghanistan Haiti and Ghana This youth and women centered economic development is founded on respectful interaction with cultures and communities is rooted in thorough market research and incorporates MEDA s well known technical leadership in value chain programming and financial inclusion Through partnerships with local organizations working to highlight youth and women s existing capacity and or helping to build their capacity training and facilitating networks and connections youth and women are empowered to actively participate in the economic growth of their

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