Opportunity Bank Serbia Recognized as a Truelift Aspirant

Opportunity Bank Serbia Recognized as a Truelift Aspirant

Truelift is excited to announce that Opportunity Bank Serbia has achieved the Aspirant Milestone! Opportunity Bank Serbia (OBS), which is part of the Opportunity International Network, demonstrated their commitment to their mission to enable the economic transformation of their clients and families. Opportunity Bank Serbia was created in 2002 in order to provide financial services … Continue reading

Kompanion Financial Group Receives the 5th European Microfinance Award

Kompanion Financial Group Receives the 5th European Microfinance Award

During European Microfinance Week, Kompanion Financial Group was presented the 5th European Microfinance Award for its commitment to both microfinance and environmental sustainability.  For this year’s award, 26 applications from 19 countries were received. The Luxembourg Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, Mr. Romain Schneider said, “We offer this prize to stimulate innovation in … Continue reading

ESAF Microfinance in India Recognized as a Truelift Aspirant

ESAF Microfinance in India Recognized as a Truelift Aspirant

Truelift is very pleased to announce that ESAF Microfinance in India has reached the Aspirant milestone! By achieving the Aspirant Milestone, ESAF demonstrates its commitment to its vision of providing financial services emphasizing the economic development and empowerment of the poor and the marginalized poor, an important step toward industry leadership in pro-poor microfinance practice. … Continue reading

MicroLoan Foundation Malawi Recognized as Truelift Aspirant

MicroLoan Foundation Malawi Recognized as Truelift Aspirant

Truelift is pleased to welcome MicroLoan Foundation Malawi as a Truelift Aspirant. At the 2014 Microcredit Summit in Mexico, MicroLoan Foundation Malawi was presented with its Truelift Aspirant Milestone Certificate. MicroLoan Foundation Malawi joins CAURIE Micro Finance and Small Enterprise Foundation (SEF) as Milestone Institutions in Africa. As a Truelift Aspirant, MicroLoan Foundation Malawi has … Continue reading

Quiz: How Poverty-focused is your Institution?

Quiz: How Poverty-focused is your Institution?

At the 2014 Microcredit Summit in Mérida, Mexico, Truelift conducted the workshop “How Pro-Poor is your Institution? Improving Client-Level Outcomes With Essential Practices and Indicators From Truelift”. This session interactively walked through the Pro-Poor Principles and highlighted key essential practices from the Truelift Indicators tool to demonstrate what pro-poor practice is and how an institution … Continue reading

Leading From the Front

Leading From the Front

In this blog post from Next Billion, Steve Hollingworth, President of Freedom from Hunger, explains how they were involved in developing the Truelift Assessment Tool, and why MFIs should use it. Leading From the Front

CRECER recognized as Truelift Leader

CRECER recognized as Truelift Leader

 We are excited to announce that Crédito con Educación Rural, or, CRECER, is the first Latin American organization to achieve the Leader milestone for its adherence to the Truelift Pro-Poor Principles. In the areas of, “purposeful outreach to people living in poverty” and “tracking progress of people living in poverty” this organization has reached the … Continue reading

Milestones on the Journey to Better Service Clients Living in Poverty

Milestones on the Journey to Better Service Clients Living in Poverty

Truelift has four milestones on the journey to better serve clients living in poverty: Aspirant, Emerging, Achiever, and Leader.  Click this link to read descriptions with hypothetical profiles of institutions at each milestone. Each profile presents just one example of pro-poor practices that are associated with each marker of the pro-poor journey.