Lisa Kienzle writes that financial services can give women greater autonomy, and with it the ability to make decisions in the best interests of themselves and their children.
Grameen Foundation is highlighted in this piece on the growing clusters of global health and international development organizations in Seattle.
Grameen Foundation India has trained over 20,000 poor women in using mobile and digital finance solutions: Prabhat Labh
My vision for GFI is to focus on a holistic approach to financial inclusion and digital finance, which moves beyond simplistic access to a bank account or payment system to a system where digital finance can make a real difference in the lives of poor.
The Rajasthan Nutrition Project Policy Brief, from Freedom from Hunger India Trust, highlights priority actions to improve the health of women, children, and adolescent girls, based on a two-year long intensive engagement with the tribal communities in Rajasthan, India. The Rajasthan Nutrition Project (RNP) approach has brought positive changes in the lives of nearly 30,000 people, through working with 8,100 members of women’s self-help groups.
The Rajasthan Nutrition Project Technical Resource Guide, from Freedom from Hunger India Trust, outlines ten steps for implementing multi-sectoral interventions on nutrition. It provides an overview, critical actions, best practices, resources and tools. It draws on the experiences of the tribal women and communities and of implementing partners PRADAN & Vaagdhara, and resource partner, CHETNA.
June 13, 2017 by Amelia Kuklewicz
As an industry, we have made significant strides in understanding, measuring and tracking financial inclusion worldwide. One sign is the steady stream of emails, conferences and webinars discussing best practices for creating useful, affordable products and services, educating clients appropriately, and safeguarding their rights. But there is one crucial element missing from most of these discussions: frontline staff.
Yet, microfinance field officers play an outsized role in the lives of poor families.
March 16, 2015
By Sharada Ramanathan and Rajesh Sinha
Our first two posts talked about how Non-Banking Finance Companies (NBFC)-Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) who wish to become Business Correspondents (BCs), offering multiple banking products can effectively influence:
December 19, 2013
December 17, 2013
This case study analyzes Cashpor’s Business Correspondent (BC) model from a business sustainability perspective.