CGAP representative Xavier Faz has worked with low-income clients in Mexico for over 20 years. Take a look at the video below to see some of the examples he found when looking at the financial needs of people living in poverty near Mexico City. You can learn more about Faz’ approach in his paper A Structured Approach … Continue reading
Posted in August 2013 …
Measuring Poverty with the PAT
Check out these short and easy video guides to selecting a poverty assessment tool and using the USAID’s Poverty Assessment Tools (PATs). Also visit our resource pages on poverty measurement, available in English, Spanish, and French.
Celebrating Transparency in Microfinance
On July 28th 2008, Chuck Waterfield announced the creation of MicroFinance Transparency. Read more about the history and recent activities of MFT in Celebrating Transparency in Microfinance from the 100 Million Ideas blog.
Healthy Financial Services
Take a look at this recent post by Lisa Kuhn Fraioli on a Peruvian woman and her experiences with microfinance and health shocks. Assisting poor clients in overcoming health shocks, such as that recounted in Fraioli’s post, is an essential goal of any pro-poor microfinance strategy. We can see examples where health insurance products, health loans, and health … Continue reading
The Proximity Challenge: Bringing services closer to poor clients
The World Savings Banks Institute (WSBI) recently released a working paper on Mapping Proximity. This research deals with bringing services close enough to poor clients to be meaningful, while at the same time keeping a sustainable model intact, seeking the “optimal” placement to achieve these goals. CGAP posted a short summary of the paper, and the … Continue reading