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Can a ‘Trust Mark’ Boost Microfinance’s Social Impact?

Can a ‘Trust Mark’ Boost Microfinance’s Social Impact?

In this post on the NextBillion Blog, Chris Dunford and Carmen Velasco, co-chairs of the Truelift Steering Committee, discuss the concepts and instruments that create a global “trust mark” for anti-poverty action: Truelift. Read the full post here: http://nextbillion.net/seeking-the-anti-poverty-holy-grail-can-a-trust-mark-boost-microfinances-social-impact/  

Truelift Recognizes Fundación Paraguaya and Friendship Bridge as Global Leaders in Pro-Poor Performance

Truelift Recognizes Fundación Paraguaya and Friendship Bridge as Global Leaders in Pro-Poor Performance

Fundación Paraguaya in Paraguay and Friendship Bridge in Guatemala have reached the Leader Milestone, the most advanced stage along the Truelift Pro-Poor Pathway.  This recognition by Truelift is based on the results of Truelift-licensed assessments conducted by MicroFinanza Rating. Fundación Paraguaya and Friendship Bridge are the second and third institutions to achieve the Leader Milestone in … Continue reading

Paved with Good Intentions

Paved with Good Intentions

We have been trying over many years to make this case in very many ways, so it is with an expert’s eye that we admire how well Paul DiLeo of Grassroots Capital Management put the case for measuring social performance in the post linked to below. We particularly like his “turning it on its head” … Continue reading

Self-Assessment in collaboration with Truelift moves a Cambodian microfinance institution toward major improvement of its Pro-Poor Social Performance

Self-Assessment in collaboration with Truelift moves a Cambodian microfinance institution toward major improvement of its Pro-Poor Social Performance

by Julie Josquin, Truelift Program Associate Chamroeun Microfinance Limited is a microfinance institution operating in Cambodia since early 2006. In August 2014, Chamroeun was recognized as a Truelift Aspirant.  Then the organization took a step further by inviting a third-party verification of their self-assessment of their pro-poor performance, which led to recognition in May 2015 … Continue reading

“Does antipoverty work actually work” in french and spanish on Microfinance Gateway

Le travail anti-pauvreté fonctionne-t-il vraiment ? Carmen Velasco et Chris Dunford expliquent les trois questions que chaque groupe anti-pauvreté devrait se poser dans un article originalement publié en anglais sur nextbillion.net. Cet article a été traduit en français et espagnol. Il est disponible sur le Portail de la Microfinance ici. En realidad, la lucha contra la … Continue reading

Two Aspirant Milestone Institutions progress to the Emerging Practitioner Milestone

Two Aspirant Milestone Institutions progress to the Emerging Practitioner Milestone

Truelift is very excited to announce that Microloan Foundation Malawi and Chamroeun Microfinance Limited have taken another step on the Truelift Pro-Poor Pathway and are being recognized with the Truelift Emerging Practitioner Milestone! These two organizations were recognized at the Truelift Aspirant Milestone last August (the announcements can be read here for Microloan Foundation and … 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