Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico

by Instituto Mexicano de Investigacion de Familia y Poblacion - IMIFAP
Dec 22, 2011

Good results in Michoacan, Oaxaca, and Puebla

Participants at one of our workshops
Participants at one of our workshops

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 want to, I can… plan my business”

Overall, the project had 375 direct beneficiaries in the three participating states. During the implementation of the project, 15 community banks were opened, which have so far gained 210 members in all. The majority of the members are women.

During our evaluation, we found that the participants have begun to embrace a culture of savings, which is now permeating their families and communities. Furthermore, after participating in our “I want to, I can” workshops, community bank members are now aware of the importance of becoming agents of change through real and lasting empowerment. This will help them to make decisions in an informed and autonomous manner. The impact of this program on its participants will undoubtedly be sustained throughout the years and be passed on from person to person, hopefully improving the quality of life of all members of their communities.

Please consider making a donation to our “I want to, I can” microfinance programs so that we can continue to empower the citizens of Mexico to become agents of change.


¡Recientemente, terminamos con un programa integral de microfinanza y microempresas en Michoacán, Puebla, y Oaxaca, con resultados muy buenos! El programa incluyó los talleres siguientes:

  • “Yo quiero, yo puedo… empezar mi negocio”
  • “Yo quiero, yo puedo… asociarme para crear proyectos productivos”
  • “Yo quiero, yo puedo… planear mi negocio”

En general, el proyecto tuvo 375 beneficiarios directos en los tres estados participantes. Durante la ejecución del proyecto, 15 bancos comunitarios se han abierto que hasta ahora han adquirido 210 miembros en total. La mayoría de los miembros son mujeres.

Durante nuestra evaluación, encontramos que los participantes han comenzado a vivir la cultura del ahorro y a integrarla en sus familias y permearla en sus comunidades. Además, este programa sensibilizar a los integrantes de los bancos sobre la importancia de volverse agentes de cambio a través de un empoderamiento real y permanente que les ayude a mejorar sus decisiones de una manera autónoma e informada. Lo que repercute indudablemente en el mejoramiento de la calidad de vida de si mismas y los miembros de sus comunidades.

Considere donar a nuestros programas de microfinanzas “Yo quiero, yo puedo,” para que podamos continuar apoyando a los ciudadanos de México a volverse empoderados y a hacerse a agentes de cambio. 


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Instituto Mexicano de Investigacion de Familia y Poblacion - IMIFAP

Location: Mexico City, Mexico - Mexico
Website: http:/​/​www.yoquieroyopuedo.org.mx
Project Leader:
Anna-Emilia Hietanen
México, DF. , Mexico Mexico

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