Peru Market Profile

February 22, 2016 - 1:40pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Caitlin Sanford, Bankable Frontier Associates, and Alexandra Rizzi, the Smart Campaign Caitlin Sanford presenting at the Client Voices launch event last week “A ciega lo hacía…hacía mis préstamos a ciega.” – “Mariana”, microfinance client in Peru “I was blind… I took out the loans blind.” Mariana is a 42 year old single mother living in the outskirts of Lima. Microfinance loans have ...
February 18, 2016 - 5:28pm from MIX Updates
This report presents the findings of the Voice of the Client project in Peru, the second phase of a joint initiative developed by Hivos and MIX with the objective to ...
February 18, 2016 - 5:28pm from MIX Recent Features
This report presents the findings of the Voice of the Client project in Peru, the second phase of a joint initiative developed by Hivos and MIX with the objective to ...
February 18, 2016 - 5:28pm from MIX Publications on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)
This report presents the findings of the Voice of the Client project in Peru, the second phase of a joint initiative developed by Hivos and MIX with the objective to ...
February 18, 2016 - 10:14am from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by the Smart Campaign What are microfinance clients’ thoughts on fair treatment from financial services providers? Today the Smart Campaign is proud to present the results from the Client Voices project, a four-country research investigation that directly asked clients about their experiences with financial providers and their thoughts on what constitutes good and bad treatment. Today’s release includes the main synthesis report as well as country ...
February 17, 2016 - 4:32pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Center Staff Embed from Getty Images Yesterday marked the official launch of BiM, Peru’s groundbreaking nationwide mobile money platform. It’s been a historic collaborative effort between the country’s government, financial institutions, ...
February 12, 2016 - 11:50am from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by the Smart Campaign Next Thursday we’re launching the Client Voices project, our four-country research investigation that went to the source and directly asked clients about their experiences with financial providers and their thoughts on what constitutes good and bad treatment. The four studied countries are Benin, Georgia, Pakistan, and Peru. You might have seen our spotlighting the release of the
February 11, 2016 - 11:12am from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Lindsay Lehr, Senior Director, Americas Market Intelligence In Latin America, where 70 percent of people do not have a bank account, both the public and private sectors have honed in on financial inclusion as a strategic objective for growth. Mobile financial services for the unbanked have flourished in the region since 2007—there are nearly 40 live mobile money platforms, with five new launches in 2015. However, while mobile money efforts have been ...
January 29, 2016 - 5:54am 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 - 12:00pm from The Microfinance Research Blog
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January 19, 2016 - 12:54pm 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 15, 2016 - 2:44pm from Innovations for Poverty Action Blog
January 15, 2016by Marta Garnelo   On December 4, the Ministry of Education of Peru, recognized the efforts and commitment of civil servants in the sector through the awards “Good Practices in Public Management and Anti-Corruption in Education.”   Among other 38 “good practices”, Minedu LAB, the laboratory of cost effective innovations in education policy established in the Secretariat of Strategic ...
January 14, 2016 - 12:10pm 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 - 1:08am 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 - 2:47pm 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 - 11:12am 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 - 10:43am from Google news - microfinance
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December 4, 2015 - 10:39am 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 - 12:24pm 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 - 1:30am 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 ...