whats happening to microcredit across continents of central and south america
with world microcreditsummit being hosted this week, its time to review some of the big questions
before mobile connectivity's new century - did this region scale even 1 microcredit that could have ranked with brac or grameen? in what ways were microcredit banking challenges differnt from grameen's crowded villages (in 20th C bangaldesh village means no infrastruture (no phones no roads no on-grid energy, no running water) but often 3600 families lived close enough to each other for one grameen bank magaer to serve all if them barefoot!
eg the 2 most passionately led microcredits from informal conversations with sam daley harris were pro mujer and finca but they never reached the scale and in the case of finca it beauty was interning dc students to do do real local projects buts its actual mdoel had none of the sustainable depth of the original bangaldeshi microcredit
after mobile connectivity, every decent manual microcredit has faced its own transition contexts; apart from the famous brac and grameen even the most grounded coop models in asia didnt necesssarily get systems support in a digital age; meanwhile the first 1999 all digital transcations model in mf world - kenya's jamii bora which turned out to be the benchmark paradigm for urban slum youth banking was never tested in rest of southerern hemisphere in spite pf queen sofia's urgent plea to test it everywhere
then mexico became the infamous origin of ipo microcredit with ngos like accion pockeking hundreds of millions of dollars; and today we have a new alliance lobby group in dc fronting the smart campaign and formed by these partners Grameen Foundation, Accion FINCA, Freedom from Hunger, USA, Opportunity International, Pro Mujer, VisionFund International, and Women’s World Banking.
Currently its headquartered out of accion's office in dc; its co-chaored by fonkoze haiti's former leader anne hastings and GF's Alex Counts http://microfinanceceoworkinggroup.org/?p=170
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