CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

November 13, 2006 16:48 ET

Media Advisory/CIDA/Minister Verner to Host a News Conference on Microfinance Results

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 13, 2006) - The Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of International Cooperation andMinister for La Francophonie and Official Languages, will host a news conferenceon results from Canadian-supported microfinance programs at the Global Microcredit Summit on Tuesday, November 14, in Halifax.

Minister Verner and representatives from Developpement international Desjardins, the Canadian Co-operative Association and the Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan, will adress how Canadian-financed microfinance programming is building sustainable livelhoods for the poor in developing countries, particularly women.

Media representatives are invited to attend the news conference about
microfinance programs supported by Canada.



DATE: Tuesday, November 14, 2006
TIME: 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Press Room
World Trade and Convention Centre
1800 Argyle Street
Halifax, NS


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