The next meeting of the study circle on land reform will take place on June 10th. This time we will be looking at micro finance.
Microfinance is the provision of financial services such as loans (http://www.opportunity.org/our-work/loans/), savings (http://www.opportunity.org/our-work/savings/), insurance (http://www.opportunity.org/our-work/microinsurance/), and training (http://www.opportunity.org/our-work/training/) to people living in poverty. It is one of the great success stories in the developing world in the last 30 years and is widely recognized as a just and sustainable solution in alleviating global poverty.
At this meeting Dr Phyllis SantaMaria will outline the evolution of Microfinance 1.0, 2.0 to 3.0 and how microfinance is moving towards the co-creation of better financial services for poor people. These new developments include microinsurance for health and livelihood protection and international payment systems. Phyllis will provide examples of how professionals and students from a variety of fields are co-creating these better banking products with poor people in Bangladesh, Africa and SE Asia.
Dr Phyllis SantaMaria founded London-based social enterprise, Microfinance without Borders, to deliver quality education, mentoring and partnership programmes for microfinance, including microinsurance. She has headed a UK-based charity for microfinance, led microfinance and microinsurance capacity building projects in East and West Africa, India, Nepal and China, and was the UK Coordinator for 2005 the UN Year of Microcredit, the UK one of 13 countries winning UN and World Bank awards of excellence.
This study circle is being co-ordinated by Dave Wetzel the CEO of Transforming Communities.
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