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Anne France Betsch Kennedy and Tambi Ali Mohammed are now friends
Oct 29, 2012
Dr Valentine J Gandhi left a comment for Anne France Betsch Kennedy
"Dear Anne,  I am very much interested in FINCKAs work and we have a lot to learn from it. Can you kindly post this info on this development portal as well.  www.thedevelopmentcafe.org Regards,  Valentine"
Sep 13, 2012
A blog post by Anne France Betsch Kennedy was featured

Experiencing Village Banking – In the Field with Loan Officers

Photos: Yvonne Suter After being well introduced in the project and the loan business, I took the opportunity to join Vasity and Mabvuto, two FINCA Loan Officers, to get a closer insight into the field work. It was a great experience which I enjoyed immensely. I was particularly impressed of how professionally Vasity and Mabvuto manage their Village Banking business and of how warmly…See More
Sep 8, 2012
A blog post by Anne France Betsch Kennedy was featured

Micro-insurance services for impoverished populations thanks to FINCA

FINCA provides credit/life insurance to more than 1.3 million clients in Latin America and Africa by adding a small fee to their overall loan? In some countries, this also includes helping defray funeral costs, thus freeing the family from incurring additional hardship. In Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua, both clients and spouses are covered: 629,328 total people insured In Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, clients and up to three family members are covered: 679,356 total…See More
Aug 14, 2012
A blog post by Anne France Betsch Kennedy was featured

Poverty is falling... we are moving the needle... good news!

51% fall in word population living below the poverty line betwen 1990 and 2008l according to the World bank ....Despite a global recession and surging food prices, poverty has been falling in all parts of the globe for the first time since the World bank started collecting figures in 1981.In 2010 the number of people living on less that $1.25 a day - the Bank's definition of extreme poverty- was about half the level it was in 1990. As a result the world hit the UN's target of halving the…See More
Aug 13, 2012
A blog post by Anne France Betsch Kennedy was featured

Report from a FINCA fellow in Haiti - June 29th

Following is a report from Craig Palsson, FINCA Research Fellow working in Haiti to complete their first FCAT since 2007.This week I visited the Hinche branch, the smallest one in the country. I enjoy the rural areas because they are noticeably more peaceful and safer than Port-au-Prince, and I especially enjoy them because of the people’s demeanor. In Port-au-Prince, you often find people seeking money for unvalued services: carrying your bags when you want to carry them yourself, pointing to…See More
Jul 6, 2012
A blog post by Anne France Betsch Kennedy was featured

Brief lively report froma FINCA Research Fellow in Honduras

June 19th 2012Following is a brief report from a FINCA  Research Fellow in Honduras.  (On) my first day out interviewing I was aided by the great kindness of a single FINCA client. I had picked a particular loan officer's territory to cover which entailed taking a bus about 10 kilometers outside of town on a main road then taking a moto-taxi another 3 kilometers down a dirt road where he dropped me in front of the residence of two clients. They were not  around, but the loan officer had…See More
Jun 25, 2012
A blog post by Anne France Betsch Kennedy was featured

FINCA one of the few very successful MFIs in savings services

Microfinance Club UK Event - "Deposit mobilisation - the frontier of financial services in East Africa"June 14th at the Microfinance UK Club event in London, David Cracknell, MD of MicroSave mentioned FINCA as one of the very few successful example of microfinance institution operating in the area of deposit mobilisation in Africa prizing in particular the work that has been done in DRC.www.FINCAUK.orgSee More
Jun 18, 2012
A blog post by Anne France Betsch Kennedy was featured
Jun 13, 2012
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May 28, 2012
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May 28, 2012
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May 28, 2012
A blog post by Anne France Betsch Kennedy was featured

FINCA JORDAN SUCCESSFUL CLIENT STORY

FINCA Jordan candidate from Jerash wins Citigroup Award  Kefa Ahmed Bani Salim, FINCA Jordan client from Jerash branch, won the prize for Trade Sector of the Citigroup Microfinance Award organized in cooperation with the Jordan River Foundation. Mrs. Bani Salim has a small boutique in Balila, Jerash. She sells women’s clothes and accessories. She started her trade from home 6 years ago, and she is eager to help her family in providing a second source of income.Mrs. Bnai Salim started her trade…See More
May 25, 2012
Tonie Mutesa commented on Anne France Betsch Kennedy's blog post A livery story of hope
"Great to hear such empowering story and determination! Congrats to Victiria efforts in making the best use out of it!"
May 3, 2012
A blog post by Anne France Betsch Kennedy was featured

A lively story of hope

We just received this wonderful client story from our colleague - Paul Hamlin, visiting our offices in Lusaka, Zambia, and wanted to share it with you: "Yesterday in Zambia I visited a branch to talk to our lending staff, when Priscilla, our Lend a Hand representative, saw a client she knew and introduced me. Hearing her story made it easier for me to stay up a little longer last night to finish my work. Victoria Banda (36, on the right of…See More
May 2, 2012
Anne France Betsch Kennedy and Avumegah Patrick Kofi are now friends
Mar 19, 2012

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I work for a philanthropic foundation
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http://www.FINCAUK.org
About my work:
I am the development manager for FINCA in the UK in charge of promoting FINCA microfinance operations towards UK constituencies and of raising funds in the UK to finance micro-loans and livehood improvements programs that FINCA implements in 21 developing countries. A great job for a fantastic cause.
Other Topics on my radar:
Social Entrepreneurs, Social Responsible Investors, organising fundraising events, sharing my view about alleviating poverty through sustainable ventures

Anne France Betsch Kennedy's Blog

Experiencing Village Banking – In the Field with Loan Officers

Photos: Yvonne Suter

 

After being well introduced in the project and the…

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Posted on September 7, 2012 at 5:00

Micro-insurance services for impoverished populations thanks to FINCA

FINCA provides credit/life insurance to more than 1.3 million clients in Latin America and Africa by adding a small fee to their overall loan? In some countries, this also includes helping defray funeral costs, thus freeing the family from incurring additional hardship.

In Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua, both clients and spouses are covered:

629,328 total people insured

In Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, clients and up…

Continue

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 16:17

Poverty is falling... we are moving the needle... good news!

51% fall in word population living below the poverty line betwen 1990 and 2008l according to the World bank ....Despite a global recession and surging food prices, poverty has been falling in all parts of the globe for the first time since the World bank started collecting figures in 1981.

In 2010 the number of people living on less that $1.25 a day - the Bank's definition of extreme poverty- was about half the level it was in 1990. As a result the world hit the UN's target of halving…

Continue

Posted on August 10, 2012 at 16:23

Report from a FINCA fellow in Haiti - June 29th

Following is a report from Craig Palsson, FINCA Research Fellow working in Haiti to complete their first FCAT since 2007.

This week I visited the Hinche branch, the smallest one in the country. I enjoy the rural areas because they are noticeably more peaceful and safer than Port-au-Prince, and I especially enjoy them because of the people’s demeanor. In Port-au-Prince, you often find people seeking money for unvalued services: carrying…

Continue

Posted on July 6, 2012 at 1:02

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At 8:33 on September 13, 2012, Dr Valentine J Gandhi said…

Dear Anne, 

I am very much interested in FINCKAs work and we have a lot to learn from it. Can you kindly post this info on this development portal as well. 

www.thedevelopmentcafe.org

Regards, 

Valentine

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