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PreetiWali
• 06/29/10
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Today I arrived in Dakar to join Sharlene Brown from our Social Performance team and Babacar Sambe, our West Africa representative. Along with our partners in the PPI Users Collaborative for Africa (PUCA), we were gathering for the second installment of PUCA PPI trainings.

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PreetiWali
• 06/10/10
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When Oikocredit joined forces in 2007 with Grameen Foundation, it became the first social investor to support the use of the Progress Out of Poverty Index (PPI).

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sbrown
• 05/28/10
• Posted in DBACD, Egypt, Grameen-Jameel, ppi, training
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In almost every PPI training, you’ll find at least one person who really understands the statistical foundation of the PPI and becomes your advocate and then almost by force of nature, there’s the other… the one that gets it but challenges you to explain some concepts in a more nuanced manner or with a more detailed example. Both types of participants are quite helpful – the former helps to get others to buy into the tool and the latter helps to strengthen the training module.

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pkelly
• 05/26/10
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On my last day in Huancayo, I saw two examples of village banking that showed why this approach works for PRISMA in Peru. “Village banking strengthens social networks,” PRISMA Director Diego Fernandez told me. It is the best way to educate and motivate clients, he says, because they can learn from and support each other.

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pkelly
• 05/26/10
• Posted in oikocredit, Peru, poverty, ppi, Prisma
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In the Peruvian city of Huancayo, PRISMA microfinance clients clearly are urban entrepreneurs. Two have located their small businesses in a downtown mini-mall. Ana Pomasonco is a photographer who keeps a small studio there. She specializes in passport photos.

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pkelly
• 05/21/10
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It is not so easy to get to Pampas. Our group—Norma Rosas from PRISMA, Yolirruth Nunez, social monitoring officer with Oikocredit, and myself—set out from the nearest city, Huancayo.

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pkelly
• 05/18/10
• Posted in case study, microfinance, Peru, ppi, Prisma
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I arrived at PRISMA headquarters in Peru during a busy week for the microfinance institution. Director Diego Fernandez, who founded PRISMA in 1986, showed me around the four-story building where 38 staff members share space. They are administrators of every kind: accountants, human resource personnel, program managers and assistants—every position required by a mature microfinance organization. Lunch in the cafeteria was a highlight—Diego himself often helps “organize” the service and I was told he sometimes even cooks!

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Awais
• 05/07/10
• Posted in data, Pakistan, ppi, women
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“What is your main source of drinking water?” “Does your household own a refrigerator or freezer?” “A motorcycle, scooter, car or other vehicle?” The questions in the Pakistan PPI are simple, but it’s hard to get answers for a variety of reasons, according to Javed Baig, Joint Director, OCT.

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jtoohig
• 05/06/10
• Posted in data set, Egypt, ppi
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I'm excited to announce that the Egypt PPI is now completed and available at: http://www.progressoutofpoverty.org/country/egypt

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cris lomboy
• 04/28/10
• Posted in Indonesia, KOMIDA, NWTF, Philippines, ppi
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Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation (NWTF) in the Philippines was one of the first microfinance institutions (MFIs) to pilot, test and adopt the PPI. Four years later, NWTF staff shared lessons they have learned with a PPI newcomer in the region, KOMIDA of Indonesia.

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