Microfinance Program Support
Building strong Communities
Ranging in size from just a few clients to hundreds, our partner microfinance institutions are the bedrock of our outreach to the poor. Our success is intricately tied to their impact and performance. As the demand for microfinance increases, these front-line management must be able to adapt to the changing needs of the communities they serve. To help them operate more efficiently and be more effective, we provide each partner with financial products and services that are tailored to meet their needs.
Drawing on the skills and expertise of our in-house professionals and a pool of consultants, we work with individual to develop a comprehensive technical assistance package, including:
- Financing strategies that foster smart growth
- Training and capacity-building programs that help to expand and strengthen day-to-day operations
- Outreach initiatives that increase their visibility both in local communities and urban area.
To be more effective, microfinance management must also know how their products and services are helping their clients to escape poverty. LHFS is helping them measure their social performance with its Progress Out of Poverty Index. It allows the better determine their clients’ needs, which programs work best, how quickly clients leave poverty, and what helps them to move out of poverty faster. It builds on previous efforts within the industry to measure and manage social performance.