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MFR certifies Finca Pakistan in Client Protection and announces 40 CPC achieved worldwide

MicroFinanza Rating is proud to announce that Finca Pakistan is certified in Client Protection. Finca Pakistan has demonstrated compliance with all the Certification standards derived from the seven client protection principles.

With Finca Pakistan, MicroFinanza Rating achieves 40 certifications conducted worldwide since 2013 and further confirms its positioning as market leader in the sector. MicroFinanza Rating has been operating in more than 100 countries and is recognized as a key player by microfinance sector leaders in conducting various evaluation services that actively contribute to enhance client driven financial inclusion.

The close client relationships with many of the markets’ top Financial Institutions establishes MicroFinanza Rating as a reputable certifier that aims at strengthening FIs' capacity to serve clients worldwide in a responsible manner and this confirms our commitment to create value for the whole industry.

 

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Friendship Bridge has been awarded the Truelift Leader Milestone

MicroFinanza Rating announces that Friendship Bridge is now recognized by Truelift as the Leader Milestone, the third Truelift Leader in Latin America and the fourth in the world.

The Leader milestone is the most significant and prestigious of the Truelift milestones, given only to those institutions that are excellent in all three of the Pro-Poor Principles. Truelift Leaders are financially sustainable, demonstrate a responsible financial performance, are Smart Campaign certified in client protection and fully meet the Universal Standards for Social Performance Management Dimensions on balancing financial and social return.

Friendship Bridge is a registered nonprofit organization that empowers impoverished Guatemalan women to create a better future for themselves, their children and their communities through microfinance and education. Friendship Bridge’s Microcredit Plus program combines small loans with participatory Non-Formal Education. With loan capital in hand and through knowledge gained in applicable monthly Non-Formal Education sessions, women start, expand, or diversify their businesses. Nearly 30,000 women participate in Friendship Bridge’s Microcredit Plus program each year.

Find more on Friendship Bridge here.

 

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Fundación Paraguaya has been awarded the Truelift Leader Milestone

MicroFinanza Rating announces that Fundación Paraguaya is now recognized by Truelift as the Leader Milestone, the second Truelift Leader in Latin America and the third in the world.

The Leader milestone is the most significant and prestigious of the Truelift milestones, given only to those institutions that are excellent in all three of the Pro-Poor Principles. Truelift Leaders are financially sustainable, demonstrate a responsible financial performance, are Smart Campaign certified in client protection and fully meet the Universal Standards for Social Performance Management Dimensions on balancing financial and social return.

Fundación Paraguaya is a self-sustainable, non-governmental organization. It develops and implements practical, innovative, and sustainable solutions to eliminate poverty, in order to create decent conditions for all families, by using inter-related strategies:

  • A microfinance program which, as a first step, allows poor families to self-diagnose their own poverty, and then permits to develop personalized strategies that help them to permanently pull themselves out of poverty;
  • A program of entrepreneurial and financial education for children and youth;
  • A program of financially self-sustainable farming high-schools that train the sons and daughters of poor farmers to become their own “rural entrepreneurs.”

Find more on Fundación Paraguaya here.

 

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Upcoming missions and events – Quarter 2, 2017

During this quarter, MFR’s team will be visiting the following countries: Kosovo, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Polonia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, Honduras, El Salvador among others.

Moreover, we will be participating to the following events:

 

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MFR Executive Director speaker at CGAP webinar about risk mgmt in Financial Inclusion

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On March 22, the Executive Director of MicroFinanza Rating, Aldo Moauro, participated as a speaker at the Microfinance Gateway webinar entitled: "Risk Management, the Engine for Responsible Financial Inclusion".

A dynamic panel discussion highlights key lessons on risk management in financial inclusion and introduce the following:

  • A comprehensive risk management framework tailored to various tier levels of financial services providers (FSPs) with double bottom line;
  • An online resource encyclopedia to help FSPs develop appropriate risk management systems;
  • A methodology by which risk management can be strengthened within the financial inclusion industry.

 

Here the complete recording of the webinar, some materials to download and the lecturers' biographies.

 

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