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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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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  1. semi-private urgent concern list for integrity of microedit in americas 2015-2025
    part 1

    please note I dont speak spanish and I have never been to s.america so I am sure you all have far more ability to quickly check or add to this concern list but it becomes urgent the more hispanic women could be freed by eg nanocredit and telecentres as well as the deep work that anna (search epteam san diego) and jean-claude www.puddle.com have done with these population demographics

    here is a short overview of my concerns- if you see any constructive way of continuing this conversation please say -one idea I do have is to interview pro mujer's retired leader lynne patterson who I believe is now new york based (ie peter burgess's main city)-

    while i was at 2011 world microcreditsummit in spain the only 3 people with spanish speaking interests that I met and could wholly understand were lynne, anna and nazrul - now I am sure that partly reflects how little spanish connections I have but it (together with some background chats with eg microfinance heretic hugh sinclair http://blog.microfinancetransparency.com/ and trying to edit with zasheem a special issue of journal of social business to capture transparency of microcreditsummit 1997-2011 which we handed out at spain summit is the main evidenec for my concerns

    (both zasheem and I talked to sam daley-harris a loit in trying to compile this and spent 3 days in paris with him at convergences 2012 -europe's emerging alternative to microcreditsummit thought its strength is africa and MENA (middle east) region and due to having one of the simplest open source kits for digital record keeping for microbanks )


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  2. whats happening to microcredit across continents of central and south america

    with world microcreditsummit being hosted out of mexico this week and 2 months later hans global social business summit out of mexico too, 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 different from grameen's crowded villages (in 20th C bangladesh village means no infrastructure (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 manager 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 bangladeshi 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 transactions model in mfi world - kenya's jamii bora which turned out to be the benchmark paradigm for urban slum youth banking was never tested in rest of southern 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

    quality of lynne paterson's life work can be seen at attached paper

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