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KMF is first Truelift Milestone Institution in EECA

KMF is first Truelift Milestone Institution in EECA

Truelift is excited to welcome KMF in Kazakhstan as a Truelift Aspirant. KMF is the first in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) region to attain Truelift Milestone international recognition. KMF was the winner of our first-ever contest for pro-poor microfinance practitioners. The contest, offered in partnership with Microfinance Centre (MFC), was done in … Continue reading

Announcing: New and Improved Truelift Indicators Tool

Announcing: New and Improved Truelift Indicators Tool

A new version of Truelift Indicators Tool is now available! We have made significant changes to the Tool’s usability and are excited to share them with you. This newest version of the Indicators Tool includes the Pro-Poor Principles, Essential Practices and Indicators used by Truelift for evaluation and learning. Please note: While we are making the Indicators Tool available … Continue reading

SEF Moving forward: Plans for a Truelift Achiever

SEF Moving forward: Plans for a Truelift Achiever

In this final post in our series on SEF, we are taking a look at how Truelift Assessment and the Pro-Poor Principles have guided SEF’s priorities moving forward. Speaking again with John de Wit and Esido Mushwana, we will learn how the Truelift Assessment helped SEF make changes in their operations that further encourage positive … Continue reading

SEF and Truelift: Achiever Milestone MFI

SEF and Truelift: Achiever Milestone MFI

In this second post in our series on Small Enterprise Foundation (SEF), a recognized Truelift Achiever, we will be speaking with John de Wit, Founder and Managing Director of SEF, and Esido Mushwana, Research & Development Manager, on their experience with poverty-focused microfinance and Truelift Assessment. Hear firsthand why Truelift Assessment was important to SEF, … Continue reading

About Small Enterprise Foundation (SEF): Truelift Achiever

About Small Enterprise Foundation (SEF): Truelift Achiever

In Manila, Philippines this October the Small Enterprise Foundation (SEF) was honored as a one of the first seven Milestone MFIs recognized by Truelift. Recognized at the Truelift Achiever milestone, SEF received the highest total score of all those assessed by Truelift for their strong model of poverty-focused microfinance in South Africa. Over the next … Continue reading

SPI v4.0: A convening of experts in Paris

SPI v4.0: A convening of experts in Paris

Next week, Truelift Executive Director, JD Bergeron, will be among a team of experts tasked with ongoing development of version 4.0 of the CERISE social audit tool – the SPI or Social Performance Indicators tool. For those of you already familiar with the SPI this new version 4.0, set to launch in early 2014, will … Continue reading

What is the Pro-Poor Seal of Excellence?

What is the Pro-Poor Seal of Excellence?

With the recent announcement of our name change to Truelift from the Pro-Poor Seal of Excellence, many are left wondering, “What is the Pro-Poor Seal of Excellence?” We would like to answer this question today, as well as explain how the Seal of Excellence fits into the greater Truelift initiative. The Pro-Poor Seal of Excellence … Continue reading

What does Truelift do?

What does Truelift do?

Truelift is a global initiative to push for accountability in pro-poor development. Truelift is a trust mark – in microfinance and other forms of social business – to signify commitment to positive and enduring change for people affected by conditions of poverty. What does Truelift do? • Defines and recognizes Pro-Poor Principles for social business. … Continue reading

Data quality and the Pro-Poor Principles

Data quality and the Pro-Poor Principles

Pro-Poor Principles series On 15 May 2013 we announced our Pro-Poor Principles in a blog post, found here. In this continuing series of blog posts, we will elaborate on the path that brought us to these Pro-Poor Principles of microfinance. The principles will inform both the learning environment in our community of practice, as well as … Continue reading