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Old May 3, 2008, 02:06 PM
rafiq rafiq is offline
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Hi there Tigers_eye: sorry for the really late reply...the lacklustre performance of our beloved cricket team in Pakistan caused me to stay away from banglacricket for a bit...
good question....the money is not a loan to DP, but rather pool of funds put together by NonResident Bangladeshis who want to give something back in a significant way. So they are not directly investing in Drishtipat, rather they are investing in Bangladesh. Drishtipat takes no % of the money made available for the Challenge. At the moment we are looking for more efficient ways to get connected to entrepreneurs and make awards....and teaming with a new class of private equity funds in Bangladesh that target small and medium entreprises may be a great way. Will let you know more later, in the meantime please encourage your network to take a look at the challenge and submit high level proposals.

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