Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico

$33,677 $6,323
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Feb 21, 2011

GlobalGiving Site Visit With IMIFAP

Microfinance-- Communal Water Distribution System
Microfinance-- Communal Water Distribution System

IMIFAP does AMAZING work!!! I am not entirely sure how else to say it.  My site visit with IMIFAP was a blessing and perhaps one of the most inspiring visits I have personally encountered in nearly three years of development work throughout much of the world.  The family environment at IMIFAP headquarters serves only as a complimentary bonus to the quality professionalism and in depth analysis in which they adhere to.  It's with no surprise that IMIFAP has been so successful using GlobalGiving.  The team is diverse, highly educated, meticulous, innovative, collaborative, and passionate-- need I go on.  

In addition to taking me to visit one of the beneficiaries of their microfinance project (a huge success story--see attached photo), IMIFAP allowed me the unique privilege of sitting in on one of their workshops geared towards educating women.  A synopsis of this project is beyond the scope of this brief summary but it should be recognized that IMIFAP has established a unique, effective methodology that has been implemented by trained, seasoned experts and engendered within the communities they serve.  One of the experts said during the workshop that their objective is to be "facilitators" not "directors."  A profound statement indeed.  

In addition to their unwavering passion and unfettered community support, they are perhaps one of the most hospitable organizations I have had the opportunity to encounter.  It is without reservation that I wholeheartedly endorse IMIFAP and encourage GlobalGiving donors wanting to channel funds to high impact work, to consider this organization.  In sum, there is no luck involved in the success rates achieved with IMIFAP projects and their ability to continuously replicate.  

Thanks to Shoshanna and all the other members of IMIFAP who made this site visit a memorable visit and established an organizational paragon to be emulated throughout the development field.    


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