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
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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
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.
Building New Social Franchises Brick By Brick
We live in a time of big enterprises and big entrepreneurs. Corporate types have managed to position themselves in such way that their influence over the world is as unsurmountable as their products are in the market. And franchises are among the tools that have created this boom. Still, how far can this strategy be … Continue reading
Truelift is a Convergences World Forum 2014 Network Partner!
On September 8, 9 and 10 at the Palais Brongniart and Paris City Hall, the 7th edition of the Convergences World Forum will tackle the following topic “Goal 2030: Building tomorrow’s world together”. Gathering emblematic figures and international experts, the World Forum is the place where public and private actors, as well as people from the civil society, students … Continue reading
Giving Microfinance Clients a Voice
Truelift engages with Bolivian leaders
Truelift’s Director JD Bergeron and Steering Committee Co-Chair Carmen Velasco recently returned from a successful trip to La Paz, Bolivia. Carmen and JD participated in a seminar-workshop called Social Performance Management and Risk Management in Financial Entities. The event was co-sponsored by FINDETO (Finanzas de Todos), the Dutch donor organization Hivos, Dutch social investor Oikocredit, … Continue reading
Behavioral Approaches to Product Innovation at the Base of the Pyramid
MFIs should use all available approaches for product development to serve the needs of people living in poverty. Great thinking here about behavioral approaches!
Savings outreach: what are we measuring?
Take a look at this new report released by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) on the state of savings outreach. This report emphasizes the importance of accurate measurement in savings promotion. Accurate measurement and analysis are a key component of the Truelift methodology. Savings has been shown an important piece of the pro-poor microfinance puzzle. … Continue reading
The Microfinance Industry Needs an Infrastructure Fix
Truelift plays an important role in the emerging infrastructure for microfinance: that of providing a road map through the many standards for organizations with a particular social mission, that of poverty alleviation.