Author Archives: Kirsten Weiss

About Kirsten Weiss

Integrating marketing and strategy to develop profitable, demand-driven institutions.

Eduardo Jimenez has been a Senior Microfinance Consultant to the Central Bank of Philippines since 2000, and was the Team Leader in crafting the Philippines Microfinance Literacy Program (PMLP).  He presented his paper, “Building Financial Literacy in Microfinance Clients,” at the 3rd Annual Microfinance Conference in Nigeria, and agreed to talk with about financial literacy and microfinance. Kirsten Weiss: Why should the microfinance industry concern itself with financial literacy? … Read More >>

I just returned from Nigeria’s 3rd Annual Microfinance Conference, where Mrs. Mariama Ashcroft of Women’s World Banking presented a paper on commercialization.  When I told her about, she was kind enough to give me an interview for the site. My questions and her responses below: Kirsten Weiss: How do you define microfinance commercialization? Mariama Ashcroft:  It’s a strategy to create a means of reaching large scale numbers of low … Read More >>