Peru Market Profile

January 29, 2016 - 9:54am from MicroCapital
Pro Mujer, a US-based nonprofit that provides healthcare, training and financial services to women in Latin America, recently appointed Maria Cavalcanti as its President and CEO. Mark McMahon has managed the organization as interim CEO since the retirement of Rosario Perez in 2015. “We are thrilled that Maria will be Pro Mujer’s next CEO. She has the perfect combination of private and public sector experience, great skills, and the heart to lead Pro Mujer into the next phase of its ...
January 21, 2016 - 4:00pm from The Microfinance Research Blog
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January 19, 2016 - 4:54pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Carol Caruso, Senior Vice President, Channels & Technology, Accion Isidro Medina Zapana, weaver, client of Accion partner Credinka in Peru Peru’s pursuit of financial inclusion has set a standard, helping Peru capture the top ranking in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Microscope for the last eight years. Accion’s ...
January 14, 2016 - 4:10pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Center Staff 2015 was a year full of great reads (and listens). As we enter 2016, we wanted to take a look back at last year and what we were most excited to explore.  Through our work writing the FI2020 Progress Report, which assesses global progress in five key areas of financial inclusion, we benefited from important research from ...
January 7, 2016 - 5:08am from MicroCapital
During December 2015, Austria’s C-Quadrat Asset Management issued loans worth the equivalent of USD 20 million via its two Dual Return Funds to unspecified microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Moldova, Paraguay, Peru, Sri Lanka and Tanzania. USD 5 million of this total was invested in an MFI based in San José, Costa Rica. The MFI, which was launched in 1966, uses a portion of its revenue to fund “scholarships, elderly support ...
December 16, 2015 - 6:47pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Sonja E. Kelly, Fellow, CFI Embed from Getty Images Time Magazine has just named Angela Merkel Person of the Year. In this post I hereby make CFI’s own designation: India is CFI’s “Financial Inclusion Country of the Year.” In the recently released
December 9, 2015 - 3:12pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Sonja E. Kelly, Fellow, CFI I want to let you in on a secret: the best part of the Global Microscope 2015 is a hidden gem. It’s called the Microscope Benchmarking Model (admittedly it might benefit from a better name), and it provides a user-friendly deep-dive into each country and indicator. With this tool, you can ...
December 8, 2015 - 2:43pm from Google news - microfinance
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December 4, 2015 - 2:39pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Sonja E. Kelly, Fellow, CFI Today, on the release of the Global Microscope 2015, we are celebrating some good news: the environment for financial inclusion is improving worldwide. Most of the 55 countries surveyed by the publication increased their scores, which measure the enabling environment for financial ...
December 1, 2015 - 4:24pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Micol Pistelli, Social Performance Director, MIX Customer retention is a key objective for any business, and microfinance institutions (MFIs) are no exception. Whether you are a shareholder, board member, CEO, or head of operations at a microfinance institution, your strategy must rely on retaining most of your clients that still need financial services. But what happens when many of your clients stop using your services? How do you determine whether they ...
November 26, 2015 - 5:30am from MicroCapital
Babyloan, a French online microfinance intermediary that works in both developed and developing countries, and Total, a French energy company, recently announced plans to develop a joint crowdfunding platform that will seek to “accelerate access to energy” in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The platform is expected to be launched in Haiti and Peru during early 2016, and it is anticipated that it will facilitate the funding of 2,000 microenterprises in approximately 12 countries ...
November 24, 2015 - 2:32pm from Universal Postal Union blog
Taken from: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history/2014/08/postal_banking_already_worked_in_the_usa_and_it_will_work_again.html Written by: Mehrsa Baradaran As the debate over reinstituting postal banking heats up, we should know we had it. And it worked. Last week John Oliver offered up an ...
November 16, 2015 - 3:02pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Rafe Mazer, Financial Sector Specialist, CGAP CGAP recently launched a Mystery Shopping Technical Guide, based on our experiences sending lower-income consumers to seek financial products in markets as diverse as Ghana, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, and the Philippines. The method of training actual consumers to conduct mystery ...
November 9, 2015 - 7:42pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by the Smart Campaign What are microfinance clients’ thoughts on fair treatment from financial services providers? We explored this question in the context of Benin in a previous post, spotlighting results from the Smart Campaign’s Client Voices ...
November 6, 2015 - 6:40pm from MicroCapital
During October 2015, Austrian asset manager C-Quadrat Asset Management issued loans worth the equivalent of USD 9.2 million via its two Vision Microfinance funds to unspecified microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Cambodia, Congo, Ecuador, India, Kenya, Nicaragua and Peru. Of this total, C-Quadrat Asset Management invested USD 1 million in an MFI based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. While financial details on this MFI are not available, it was established by World Relief US, a US-based refugee ...
October 28, 2015 - 4:08pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Center Staff Next week, CFI will launch the first-ever FI2020 Week. From November 2-6, 2015, over 25 partners across the globe will organize conversations exploring the most important steps to achieving financial inclusion. FI2020 Week will bring together diverse stakeholders to ...
October 23, 2015 - 1:01pm from Private Sector Development Blog
Milk, sugar, poultry transport, energy and medicine make up between 15 percent and 20 percent of the expenditure of the average household in Latin America. But consumers are receiving fewer of these essential goods and services for their money than they should. Why? Because, in some parts of Latin America, firms supplying these markets agree not to compete, choosing instead to jointly fix higher prices, restrict total production or obstruct the entry of new ...
October 22, 2015 - 6:07pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by the Smart Campaign What are microfinance clients’ thoughts on fair treatment from financial services providers? The Smart Campaign’s Client Voices project went to the source and asked clients what they think. Clients were consulted on what they believe constitutes good and bad treatment and their experiences with microfinance providers. The Client Voices ...
October 8, 2015 - 2:28pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Susy Cheston, Senior Advisor, CFI Visitors to our FI2020 Progress Report on Client Protection will have noted our poor math skills. (This is the section of the report that assesses global progress to date in advancing fair treatment for lower-income financial services clients.) We rated regulators a 6 on consumer ...
October 2, 2015 - 5:38pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Bruce J. MacDonald, Vice President, Communications & Operations, CFI In New York yesterday to celebrate the launch of the FI2020 Progress Report (and Accion’s and Citi’s 50-year partnership, and the awarding of the first Accion Edward W. Claugus Award – Accion never does anything by halves…), we had the privilege of an audience with Dr. Daniel Schydlowsky. Dr. Schydlowsky, recipient of ...