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Category Archives: Videos
Are electronic and mobile (e/m) banking products delivered transparently? Does the client know about the fees being charged from him? Is he provided with counterfoils after the transaction? Are complaints settled to his satisfaction? The questions reflect the potential risks in e/m-banking, in spite of it being in the interest of clients. That’s where the client protection principles play a pivotal role as a safeguard against such malpractices. MicroSave presents … Read More >>
Published By Jerry Ostradicky on August 10, 2012
Laura Foose from Microsave discusses standards for Social Performance Management:
EIL volunteer programme in Guatemala includes various opportunities to volunteer in organisations which support small business development among indigenous disadvantaged communities. Source
Published By Jerry Ostradicky on June 20, 2012
“Once I learned how they do it, I just do the opposite” – I love that line!
For anybody looking for a last minute gift, here’s a great Father’s Day idea:
Published By Drew Meyers on June 10, 2012
I’m a little late to the game, but congrats to the team at La Ceiba MFI for getting over 300 votes and taking home the prize!
Published By Jerry Ostradicky on April 19, 2012
Here’s a cool video from Fonkoze, a Haitian MFI, that discusses how it has helped people recover from poverty following the 2010 earthquake:
Into Poverty: Living On One Dollar, a documentary by MFI Connect co-founders Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci about their experience living on one dollar a day in Guatemala. The film follows their journey as they learn about microfinance first hand through research and by taking out a loan themselves. Here’s the official trailer:
Published By Jerry Ostradicky on February 28, 2012
The Whole Planet Foundation, the non-profit foundation for Whole Foods, has been blowing up the news lately. Here’s a couple I thought were interesting: Grameen America Partners with Whole Planet Foundation®Whole Foods’ Whole Planet Launches Blogging Project Live from Africa Whole Planet Foundation® Kicks-off Campaign to Alleviate Poverty in Developing World and in Own Backyard Here’s a video on the foundation: