Tagged with purposeful pro-poor outreach

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

Measuring Poverty with the PAT

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.

Outreach to the poorest: by Lisa Kuhn Fraioli

Outreach to the poorest: by Lisa Kuhn Fraioli

In the article below, Lisa Kuhn Fraioli recounts some experiences in the field and her reflections on pro-poor outreach: Sometimes seeing is the first obstacle to better outreach to the poorest. In my work with microfinance organizations around the world, I have noticed that efforts to serve more poor people can stumble on the very first step: seeing … 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