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Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards

Launched in 2005, the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards Program (CMA) was a global financial inclusion initiative that recognized the contributions of microentrepreneurs to their local economies and highlighted the importance of microfinance in supporting the economic development of low-income individuals. The CMA recognized the efforts of more than 6,000 microentrepreneurs across 51 countries, with an average of 26 countries participating in the program each year. The program also enabled the Citi Foundation to convene stakeholders— including peers, community leaders, regulators and policymakers— around this issue to help influence sector-wide policy and regulation while encouraging innovation around the world.

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