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Opportunity International Colombia recognized for its client protection good practice

MicroFinanza Rating, Client Protection Certifier licensed by the SMART Campaign, is glad to announce that Opportunity International (OI) Colombia has been certified in Client Protection.

OI Colombia has met all the standards needed to treat their clients with adequate care and has been added to our list of certified organizations. The mission of OI Colombia is empowering the disadvantaged and socially excluded in Colombia, providing access to financial services and training to achieve transformation of client’s lives, their families and communities.For more information on OI Colombia, please visit their website.

OI Colombia is the third Opportunity International affiliate, together with ASKI Philippine and Opportunity Bank Serbia, to be awarded by the Smart Campaign and MicroFinanza Rating. Further information on the network social performance are now available in the newly released Opportunity International Social Performance Report 2016.

The certification demonstrates MicroFinanza Rating's positioning as leading and reputable certifier that aims at strengthening FIs' capacity to serve clients worldwide in a responsible manner.

XVI Ecuadorian Microfinance Forum, 22 - 24 September, Ecuador

MicroFinanza Rating is participating in the XVI Forum Ecuadorian de Microfinance (Foro Ecuatoriano de Microfinazas) organized by the Rural Network (Red Financiera Rural) which will take place in Manta from the 22nd to the 24th of September. The focus of the conference will be: “Innovative strategies in changing environments” (Estrategias Innovadoras en entornos cambiantes). The goal is to provide attendees with arguments and tools which will contribute to the discovering of new techniques, which should improve the value of microfinance services in Ecuador, with a new client oriented approach. For further information, please visit the website.

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Upcoming missions and events – Quarter 4, 2016

During the upcoming quarter, MFR’s team will be visiting the following countries: Cambodia, Colombia, Nicaragua, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Romania, Morocco, Haiti, Pakistan among others.

Moreover, we will be participating to the following events:


Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for updates and important news from the microfinance sector.

MicroFinanza Rating at the FEPCMAC conference, Peru

MicroFinanza Rating's Senior Director Michela Broseghini, and Senior Analyst Enrique Blanco will be participating today as panelists to the FEPCMAC (Federacion Peruana de Cajas Municipales de Ahorro y Credito) conference.

FEPCMAC is a non-government entity of public law in Peru, responsible of coordinating the activities of all its members nationwide and representing the Municipal Savings and Credit Bank System nationally and internationally.

MicroFinanza Rating is very glad to be part of the event, during which the panel will discuss the great challenge of sustainable agricultural finance and the possibility to support the strengthening of the CMAS through the financing lines of the cooperating sources and / or different technical assistance programs in favor of CMAC.

BRAC Microfinance is certified in Client Protection

MicroFinanza Rating, Client Protection Certifier licensed by the Smart Campaign, is proud to announce that BRAC Microfinance is certified in Client Protection. BRAC is the first microfinance provider to make such achievement in Bangladesh.

BRAC, funded in 1972 as a small-scale relief and rehabilitation project, has been recently ranked in the latest NGO Advisor report as the largest nongovernment development organization in the world measured by the number of employees and the number of people it has helped.

BRAC mission is to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice. BRAC grounds on strong values as innovation, integrity, inclusiveness and effectiveness.

To learn more about BRAC Microfinance program, please visit their website.

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Picture taken while conducting Focus Group discussions in Chadiana

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