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AFRIK-IT  October 1998

AFRIK-IT October 1998

Subject:

NEWS : PlaNet Bank Official Launch

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"Ariane @ PlaNet Bank" <[log in to unmask]>

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------------------------- PLANET BANK's NEWS --------------------

                              SORRY FOR CROSS-POSTING
                           PLEASE DISTRIBUTE THIS MESSAGE

------------------------- LATEST NEWS  --------------------------

                        PlaNet Bank launch : October 5th
                Visit our updated Site : http://www.planetbank.org

          Interested Microfinance Institution write to :
                                [log in to unmask]

              Interested Team Members/Experts write to :
                                [log in to unmask]

          To receive regular information about PlaNet Bank
          subscribe to the General Information Mailing List
                         http://www.planetbank.org


----------------------- PRESENTATION ----------------------------

Poverty has become one of the world's greatest challenges: 1,3 billion
people are currently living on less than one dollar a day, there will be 3
billions in 2040. Micro-Finance Institutions (MFI) and Non-Governmental
Organisations (NGOs) have been trying to address this challenge through the
implementation of micro-credit programs and small lending projects. At the
same time, the Internet has become the largest network on earth, and in the
process it has transformed the planet into a Global Village.

------------------ PLANET BANK's PRESENTATION --------------------

PlaNet Bank is a new international non-governmental institution that aims at
alleviating poverty by directly supporting micro-finance institutions and
small initiatives. One of the goals is to bridge the gap between the
traditional financial sector and the micro-finance sector, with the
understanding that micro-credit is all the more efficient since developed
within the context of education, infrastructure and democracy improvement.

PlaNet Bank's operations are driven by a new concept: the network-based
institution. It operates on the Internet, providing its services and
products over the network and around the globe. It also uses the Internet as
a work platform, involving several teams of experts who, through
network-based collaboration, support its development.

PlaNet Bank's products will be available world-wide, but PlaNet Bank's
initial operations focus on Africa.

PlaNet Bank's main products and services will be:

-> Financial products to MFIs : PlaNet Bank
-> Information about micro-finance : PlaNet Virtual Library
-> Training for micro-credit institutions and governments : PlaNet Online
University
-> Rating and quality certification of micro-finance institutions : PlaNet
Rating
-> Action research to develop innovative micro-finance approaches : PlaNet
Research

------------------- PLANET BANK's SUPPORTS ----------------------

PlaNet Bank has already received top-level international support. An
honorary Board, presided by Mr. Abdou Diouf, President of the Republic of
Senegal, gathers european personnalities such as Mr. Michel Rocard, European
Deputy and Chairman of the Committee of Development and Cooperation
(European Parliament) and Mr. Massimo Ponzellini, Vice-President of the
European Investment Bank, but also Mr. Shashi Taroor, Director
Communications and Special Projects for United Nations and Mr.Kimanthi
Mutua, Managing Director of  K-REP Holdings Ltd. The board of the
organization presided by Mr. Jacques Attali already gathers several bankers
and counts among its members Mr. Muhammad Yunus, founder and President of
the Grameen Bank.

--------------- PLANET BANK's LAUNCH : October --------------

We are proud to confirm that the PlaNet Bank initiative has made headway.
First of all, the institution will be officially launched October the 5th
with a physical location in Paris. Additionally, PlaNet Bank started
operating as a pilot project on June 1, 1998. A team co-ordinated by Arnaud
Ventura defines and develops the PlaNet Bank's system as well as gathers the
necessary funds for PlaNet Bank's development.

Additionally, the preliminary studies necessary to prepare the creation of
the non-financial services are being undertaken. These studies particularly
concern the Virtual Library and the Training Centre. PlaNet Bank is already
able to offer to its clients and partners a rating instrument (Girafe) and
an online auto-scoring service will be available in the weeks to come.

-------------- PLANET BANK's TEAM MEMBER ? ----------------------

To support the growing activity, we seek new PlaNet Bankers interested in
working for the following networks:

- The Country Agents Network for people working in the field, close to the
practitioners, MFI and NGO.
- The Rating Experts Network which brings together micro-finance and finance
specialists.
- The Communication Agents Network that promotes the PlaNet Bank initiative
and thus increases the number of its beneficiaries.

The PlaNet bank project relies on the input of a vast variety of people
located around the world. PlaNet Bank already benefits from the expertise of
a good fifty people. They are experts, bankers, auditors, lawyers,
engineers, economists, software specialists, etc. Each of them is really
motivated by the project and interested in taking part in this development
and solidarity initiative. The amount of work depends on the people, some of
them spending ten hours a month, others several hours a day. They work in
shifts through the departments, exchanging ideas and experiences.

Whatever your skills and experiences, you can help us develop the
micro-finance sector. If you are interested in such a development project,
please contact us at [log in to unmask] .

------------- PLANET BANK's POTENTIAL MFI PARTNER ? -------------

If you are involved in microfinance, as a Micro Finance Institution, NGO,
Banks etc, you can also contact us to find out more about our services and
be part of our Network of Microfinance Partners : GENESIS. You will soon get
access through it to a low cost source of financing as well as to
information and training ressources. Please write to [log in to unmask]

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