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PreetiWali
• 02/18/10
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Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the poorest regions in the world. Grameen Foundation wanted to find the best way to help microfinance institutions in the region achieve their mission of moving their clients out of poverty - and so PUCA was born.

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PreetiWali
• 02/12/10
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Following the PPI Data Analysis training, Mary Jo Kochendorfer and Cris Lomboy joined other discussion leaders at a Social Investing Workshop. Their panel, Opportunities and Challenges in Social Investment, focused on shared experiences among MFIs and technical assistance providers in promoting social performance. The panel examined the role of social investment as an incentive for increasing social performance activities among organizations.

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PreetiWali
• 02/11/10
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Mary Jo Kochendorfer and Cris Lomboy from Grameen Foundation’s Social Performance Management Center launched a two-week training tour for microfinance institutions (MFIs) in the Philippines and India. In Manila, the first stop, the team trained members of the Philippines Social Performance Management (SPM) Peer Learning Community (PLC) to analyze data gathered by the Progress out of Poverty Index™ (PPI™).

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Leah Nedderman
• 01/25/10
• Posted in Fonkoze, Haiti, microfinance, poverty
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One of the most urgent problems facing Haiti is the rising price of goods, exacerbated by a shortage of cash in the country. National banks have been slow to open, and even slower to make significant sums of cash available to other financial institutions in the country. One of my Haitian friends wrote on Saturday: “Thanks to God I am still alive but I have a lot of friend died [sic].

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PreetiWali
• 01/13/10
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Are the poor able to save money, even a few pennies a day or a week? The answer is yes, and microfinance institutions around the world are helping them do so by operating savings programs in addition to loans.

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sbrown
• 12/10/09
• Posted in crs, field, poverty, Senegal, spmc
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Sharlene Brown and Jeff Toohig from the Social Performance Management Center at Grameen Foundation are currently in Senegal for a PPI training with Catholic Relief Services partners.

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PreetiWali
• 11/18/09
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When you read about organizations that help the poor, do you wonder how they know they are making a difference? We’re seeing positive results in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Fonkoze, the largest microfinance institution (MFI) in Haiti, is demonstrating that their programs help clients move out of poverty.

For Fonkoze, the mission is clear: target the poor and ultra-poor, mainly women in rural areas, and provide services to meet their special needs.

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