Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico

 
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Feb 3, 2011

January Project Update - New Bank Members!

Program participant answers questionnaire
Program participant answers questionnaire

IMIFAP-“I want to, I can” visited three communities in Tuxtepec, Oaxaca in January where new community banks have been saving for about 10 weeks. Our visit spurred a lot of new enthusiasm among community members!

In one of the communities we visited, Salcipuedes, Tuxtepec, the number of bank members nearly doubled during January. Community members who were previously unsure about participating attended our meeting with the bank members and left excited about the program. We expect this bank to be very successful as these new members contribute their energy and savings.

During the January visits we also undertook 45 pre-program questionnaires with members of the community banks in Salcipuedes and Colonia Obrera, Tuxtepec. Evaluation is an important part of our methodology because above all we want to ensure that IMIFAP-“I want to, I can” programs are successful. Together with undertaking these questionnaires again after the program, we will be able to measure changes in savings practices, life skills and knowledge about starting small businesses. 

Thank you for your continued support of microenterprise in communities in Hidalgo and Oaxaca, Mexico.

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IMIFAP-“Yo quiero, yo puedo” visitó a tres comunidades en Tuxtepec, Oaxaca en enero donde nuevos bancos comunitarios han estado ahorrando durante las últimas diez semanas. ¡La visita de IMIFAP fomentó mucho entusiasmo para participar en los bancos!

En la comunidad Salcipuedes, Tuxtepec, el número de socios en el banco aumentó en casi un 100%. Específicamente, la visita de IMIFAP-“Yo quiero, yo puedo” alivió las dudas de muchas personas que no estaban seguras de involucrarse o no en el programa. Llegaron tantos nuevos participantes a la reunión, emocionados a participar en el programa, que estamos seguros de que este banco tendrá éxito conforme los nuevos miembros contribuyen su energía y ahorros. 

Durante esta visita de enero también logramos aplicar 45 cuestionarios de evaluación previa al programa a miembros de los bancos en Salcipuedes y Colonia Obrera, Tuxtepec. La evaluación es una parte clave de la metodología de IMIFAP-“Yo quiero, yo puedo” para asegurar que nuestros programas sean precisos y exitosos. Los cuestionarios nos permitirán medir cambios en hábitos de ahorro, habilidades para la vida, conocimiento de ahorro y pequeños negocios después del programa. 

Gracias por tu apoyo continúo a programas de microfinanzas en comunidades de Hidalgo y Oaxaca, México.

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