Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico

 
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico has received 1 donation
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico posted a progress report
    Setting new goals for 2012
    By - Claire Slesinski - IMIFAP GlobalGiving Coordinator
    For this report, we are taking a moment to look back on all that we have accomplished in collaboration with our program participants during the last two years, and to reflect on our goals for the future. From 2010 to 2012, IMIFAP – Yo quiero, yo puedo has guided 1,072 direct program beneficiaries through the process...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico has received 40 donations
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico posted a progress report
    Reports from the Field - Community Banks in Michoacan
    By - Claire Slesinski - GlobalGiving Coordinator
    This week, we bring you testimonials from members of three community banks and participants in YQYP workshops in Meseta Purépecha, Michoacán; we think they speak for themselves: Xate Bank: “We are happy with the bank because now we don’t have to go back to the local lenders who charged us high...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico posted a progress report
    Good results in Michoacan, Oaxaca, and Puebla
    By - Claire Slesinski - Project Coordinator
    We recently finished a comprehensive microfinance and microenterprise program in Michoacán, Puebla, and Oaxaca, with very good results! The program included the following workshops: “I want to, I can… start my business” “I want to, I can… collaborate to produce goods” “I...
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico posted a progress report
    October Update: A Report From the Field
    By - Claire Slesinski - Project Coordinator
    This month, Adanelli Santana, the coordinator of our microfinance and microenterprise programs, accompanied a representative of one of our funders on a visit to Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo to visit the community banks that have been established through our collaboration with the people there.One of the banks, the Banco CLC, funds...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico posted a progress report
    September Update: A Focus on Tuxtepec, Oaxaca
    By - Claire Slesinski - Project Coordinator
    August and September were very exciting months both for IMIFAP - Yo quiero, yo puedo and for community banks in Tuxtepec, Oaxaca. As the month of August ended, IMIFAP - Yo quiero, yo puedo received some incredible news - we won the Juscelino Kubischeck Award of Merit for Regional Development in Latin America and the...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico posted a progress report
    July Update Report - Notes from our Intern
    By - Averi Becque - Project Coordinator
    In July Matt Rolland, an IMIFAP – “I want to, I can” microfinance interns, had the unique experience of visiting our project in Hidalgo.  Along with IMIFAP´s project coordinator and local project facilitator he traveled first to the town of Ixmiquilpan, and then further into the state of...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico posted a progress report
    June Update Report - Sowing Seeds for Success!
    By - Averi Becque - Project Coordinator
    In June our microfinance project grew to reach even more Mexican communities in need! Until now, we have been implementing our microfinance project in the states of Hidalgo and Oaxaca. We are pleased to say that over the course of June, we expanded the project to three new communities in Michoacán and one in Puebla...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico posted a progress report
    May Update Report - Growing Community Banks
    By - Fernanda Uro Aboites - Project Coordinator
    May has been a busy and interesting month with many consulting trips to the community banks in Hidalgo and Oaxaca. We are very excited because several groups in the communities have requested finance and administration workshops so they can improve their businesses. We are giving administration and accounting workshops to...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico posted a progress report
    April Update Report - Beating the odds
    By - Fernanda Uro Aboites - GlobalGiving Project Coordinator
    This month, we share with you the testimony of one of our local project facilitators, Brenda. She tells us about “one of the most successful and admirable communities involved in the project”: “In a rural area, 40 minutes away from the city, accessible by unsafe public transport that runs on a dirt road...
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico has received 50 donations
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico posted a progress report
    March Update Report - “To infinity and beyond"
    By - Shoshana Grossman-Crist - Communications and Quality Control Coordinator
    In March, the IMIFAP “I want to, I can” microfinance project has been incredibly successful, and the microentrepreneurs in Hidalgo in particular have grown their businesses remarkably. Also amazing are the advances that have been made in the 5 community banks in Hidalgo that were created as a result of...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico posted a progress report
    GlobalGiving Site Visit With IMIFAP
    By - Clint Misamore - Program Field Officer
    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...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico posted a progress report
    January Project Update - New Bank Members!
    By - Shoshana Grossman-Crist - Communications and Quality Control Coordinator
    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...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico posted a progress report
    December Project Update - A Very Happy New Year!
    By - Shoshana Grossman-Crist - Communications and Quality Control Coordinator
    Year-end total savings and savings rates are in! The community banks have crunched and tallied the numbers and the results are astounding:Over the course of the program, 179 participants in 14 banks have saved a total of 234,800 pesos (19,000 dollars). The bank with the highest total savings was Banco Unión with...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico posted a progress report
    November Project Update - Inaugurating Community Change
    By - Shoshana Grossman-Crist - Communications and Quality Control Coordinator
    November was an exciting month for the IMIFAP “I want to, I can” microfinance program! After months of saving, preparation and hard work, bank members in Ixmiquilpan celebrated the inauguration of their water purification plant. These microfinance participants are not only changing their own lives, they are...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico posted a progress report
    September & October Project Update: Water and Iron
    By - Shoshana Grossman-Crist - Communications and Quality Control Coordinator
    Over the past two months, the members of community banks in Hidalgo have worked hard to make their ideas a reality. Below you will find an update on the water purification project mentioned in August’s report as well as the story of two more bank members working to improve their blacksmith shop. The water...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Marc Maxson
    Marc Maxson Wow.. This project has raised over $33,000 in first hour of GiveMore GetMore matching campaign. I guess they'll try to win the grant prize (which might be determined in the morning at the pace of things)
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico posted a progress report
    August Project Update – Business ideas flourish
    By - Shoshana Grossman-Crist - Communications and Quality Control Coordinator
    Participants of IMIFAP’s “I want to, I can” microfinance programs in Hidalgo continue to utilize the skills learned in the June workshop. Last month, IMIFAP personnel visited the communities to help more community bank members operationalize their business ideas. Below you will find examples of these new,...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico posted a progress report
    July Project Update - From banks to businesses
    By - Shoshana Grossman-Crist - Communications and Quality Control Coordinator
    Utilizing the skills learned in last month’s workshop, the members of community banks in Hidalgo are now planning how to begin or grow their businesses. As part of the project, we have provided guidance in preparing a solid business plan since new entrepreneurs are often unable to calculate startup costs, maintain their...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico posted a progress report
    June Project Update- New banks and survey results
    By - Shoshana Grossman-Crist - Communications and Quality Control Coordinator
    We are excited to report that the number of community banks formed as part of this project has now increased to 11! (A quick description of the term “community bank”. We define it as “groups of ordinary people who are saving with the help of the project in order to start small businesses.”) The numbers are in and...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico posted a progress report
    May Project Update- New banks and survey results!
    By - Shoshana Grossman-Crist - Communications and Quality Control Coordinator
    What were 2 community banks last time we sent out an update, with your support has now grown to 10 community banks in the Mexican state of Hidalgo. This means that almost 150 families are benefitting. At the start of this month the groups closed their first savings cycle, saving for a range of development projects (e.g....
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico has received 6 donations
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico posted a progress report
    March Project Update!
    By - Katherine Conway - Project Leader
    We wanted to take a minute to thank you for your support and to update you on the progress of our microfinance initiative in Hidalgo. March proved to be a very successful month for the program. IMIFAP staff visited various banks and micro-enterprises post workshop to provide support, answer questions, and observe the...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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