VI Foro Latinoamericano de Banca Comunal

Our team returned earlier this month from the 6th Latin American Village Banking Forum held this year in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Wonder what happened? Here’s a photo recap.

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A couple weeks ago I moderated a panel on Sustainable Health Services Models at the 6th Village Banking Forum held this year in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Two of our partners, Pro Mujer in Nicaragua and ESPOIR, presented what they had learned about what it takes to implement high performing health services programs via the village bank platform. While much was shared, one main takeaway I had was the importance of investing in staff capacity, particularly investing in those on the “frontline” of integrated service delivery with clients.

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Members of our team are in Guayaquil, Ecuador this week to attend the Latin American Forum on Village Banks (the Forum) from August 7-9. The Forum is a regional conference that brings together actors in the financial inclusion space to discuss different methods of strengthening village banks*—one of the only means by which people living in poverty can access affordable financial services such as loans and savings accounts.

Tags: Ecuador   Espoir   Freedom from Hunger   Latin America   microfinance   Pro Mujer   VI Foro Latinoamericano de Banca Comunal   village banking