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Microfinance

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    • 1. Copie 2 - Learning Network Cologne, 5th and 6th March 2009 Norbert Kunz / Brigitte Maas Widening the (German) Microfinance Paradigm
    • 2. The Background
      • relatively young – compared to other EU countries (e.g. France, Uk)
      German Micro Finance Sector is
      • not widely enough diversified (clients, methodologies, microfinance agencies)
    • 3. The Challenge After 2 ½ years experience in lending the extent of improvement becomes obvious in
      • costs
      • reachout
      • processes
      • ris k
      And sucessful microfinance strategies and cases in other EU countries have been identified to learn from.
    • 4. The Strategies and Cases to learn
      • strategy 3: self-help micro-finance incl. group lending microlending programmes, which build up on dezentralized forms of micro-lending f.e. AgroInvest (Montenegro), Fudusz Mikro (Poland)
      • strategy 2: pure micro-lending experience with very small loans and huge quantities f.e. MFI's from Romania, Bosnia or Montenegro
      • strategy 1: improvement of micro-enterprise lending systems f.e. UnSolMon (Catalunya), ADIE (France)
    • 5. The Strategies and Cases to learn
      • strategy 5: multiple-service programmes micro-finance as one component of a service package for business starter's and SME f.e. business cooperatives (Belgium), business associations (UK), Smart (Belgium)
      • strategy 4: saving based micro-finance (or similar) forms of micro-finance to reduce fear of potential clients to apply for a loan f.e. through pre-saving f.e. credit unions (UK), cooperatives (Poland)
    • 6. The Methodology
      • Inviting international experts (with regard to strategy 1-5) that German MFI‘s get first taste of strategy
      • Taking more detailed stock of what is not working well in our own practice (raising core questions)
      • Prepatory study visits by German "Microfinance Scouts„ to draw up expert's reports for MF practitioner‘s in Germany with regard to strategy 1- 5
      • Organizing national knowledge transfer workshops
    • 7. The Methodology
      • Organizing group study visits for interested microlending practioner's (selected strategies)
      • Documentation of „lessons learned“ in practitioners manual
      • Organizing mainstreaming conferences
    • 8. The Partners
      • microfinance institutions (national / transnational) as operational partners
      • ESF stakeholders as funders and promoters
      • local, regional, national and European institutions as mainstreaming partners
      • National and European networks as prospective strategic and operational partners (f.e. EMN)
    • 9. Thank you very much for your attention! www.mikrofinanz.net

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