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MicroFinance Institutions (MFI)

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We would like to thank all the Microfinance Institutions and the people who received us during these investigations!

Canada

vancity

Name: Vancity Community Business Banking

Where?  South West of Canada

Type: Credit Union

Website: www.vancity.com

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USA

Name: Freedom From Hunger

Where? Worldwide

Type: Nongovernmental organisation

Website: www.freedomfromhunger.org/

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Mexico


Name: Oportunidad Microfinanzas - Mexico

Where?  Between Guadalajara and Uruapan (Mexique)

Type: Non Bank Finance Company

Person we met:

  • Carlos Alberto Falla Arcila (CEO)
  • Marta Lucia Benincore de Falla
  • Dalia Luz Alegria Macias Sánchez (operations manager)
  • Benjamin Díaz Araujo (Commercial Director)
  • all the other members of the team

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Name: ASP Financiera

Where? North-West of Mexico, in the States of Baja California (Norte and Sur), Sonora and Sinaloa

Type: Non Bank Finance Company

Person we met: Cecilia Gomez Fong (Markets Executive)

Website: www.aspfinanciera.com

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Name: FinComun (Servicios Financieros Comunitarios)

Where?  In Mexico, in big cities: 100 branches in the cities of the Federal District (Mexico City), and in Toluca, Texcoco, Monterrey, San Luis Potosi, Puebla and Guadalajara

Type: Non Bank Finance Company

Persons we met:

  • Manuel Navarro (Communication institutionnelle)
  • Jose Luis Garcia Chagoyan (Directeur des marchés)
  • Juan Ahedo Rozada

Website: www.fincomun.com.mx

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Name: Apoyo Economico

Where?  In Mexico, in big cities : 81 branches in the cities of the Federal District (Mexico city), of Mexico State (Toluca,…), Veracruz, Campeche, Cancun…

Type: Non Bank Finance Company

Person we met: Julián Hasfield Arista (Administrative and Finance Officer)

Website: www.apoyoeconomico.com.mx

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Name: Solfi

Where? In Mexico, in poor communities of the countryside (where the population is below 50.000)

Type: Non Bank Finance Company

Persons we met:

  • Julieta Lopez Ballesteros (Financial strategy coordinator),
  • Ernesto Carlos Rowe Elizondo (CEO),
  • many people working at the head offices,
  • and Benito Marin (Branch manager)and one of the loan officer in Tecamachalco branch.

Website:  www.solfi.org

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CAFASA

Name: CAFASA

Where?  In Mexico, in Chiapas State, in poor communities of the countryside

Type: Non Bank Finance Company

Person we met:

  • Roger Baltazar Aguilar Ramirez
  • Cesar Augusto Balam Guzman

Website: none

Webpage on mixmarket: HERE

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Guatemala

FUNDESPE

Name: Fundacion para el Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa (FUNDESPE)

Where?  In Guatemala, in poor communities of the countryside

Type: Non Bank Finance Company (NGO)

Person we met: Lic. Victor Emmanuel Barrios Maldonado (Administrative manager)

Website: none

Webpage on mixmarket: HERE

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Nicaragua

Name: PRO MUJER Nicaragua

Where?  In Nicaragua, in the departements of Leon, Chinandega, Managua and Masaya

Type: Institution with no lucrative goal (NGO)

Website: www.promujer.org

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Costa Rica

Name: ACRG (Association Costa Rica Grameen)

Where?  In the west of Costa Rica, in the area of Limon, Guasimo and Siquirres.

Type: Institution with no lucrative goal (NGO)

Person we met: Farid Uddin

Website: www.wholeplanetfoundation.org

Presentation on Mixmarket: ICI

Presentation on Grameen Info: ICI

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Ecuador

Name: LA MERCED Ltda

Where?  In the area around Cuenca in the south of Ecuador

Type: Institution with no lucrative goal (NGO)

Person we met: Geovanny BORJA

Website: www.lamerced.fin.ec

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Peru

Name: CrediMujer (Movimiento Manuela Ramos)

Where? In 5 of Peru's regions:  La Libertad, San Martin, Ancash, Ucayali and Puno

Type: Institution with no lucrative goal (NGO)

Person we met: Carmen Rosa Diaz

Website: www.manuela.org.pe/credimujer.asp

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Name: Alternativa

Where? In the poor suburbs of Lima, in Peru: branches in Puente Piedra and San Martin de Porres

Type: Institution with no lucrative goal (NGO)

Person we met: Ana E. Mejía Atoche

Website: www.alter.org.pe

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Name: IDESPA (Instituto para el Desarollo, Educacion, Salud y PAcificacion)

Where?  In Peru, in the urban or rural areas around the 2 branches located in Abancay and Grau.

Type: Institution with no lucrative goal (NGO)

Person we met:

Andres Valer Infantas (Chief Executive Officer)

Kelly Pinto Casaverde (Loan Executive Officer)

Website:   www.mixmarket.org/mfi/idespa

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Name: Cooperativo de ahorro y credito Senor de los Temblores

Where? In Peru, in the poor urban and rural areas around Cuzco.

Type: Institution with no lucrative goal (NGO)

Person we met: Jose F. Zelada Cazorla (Chief Executive Officer)

E-mail address: coopacste@hotmail.com

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Bolivia

CrediAlba LTDA

Name: CrediAlba LTDA

Where? In the metropolitan area of La Paz in Bolivia

Type: Institution with no lucrative goal (NGO)

Person we met: Ramiro Primitivo Villegas Montecinos (General Manager)

Website: none

E-mail address: credialbasrl @hotmail.com

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BancoSol

Name: BancoSol (Banco Solidario SA)

Where? In all Bolivia

Type: Commercial bank

Person we met: Julia Funes Alvarez (Regional Manager)

Website: www.bancosol.com.bo

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Argentina

Name: Grameen Mendoza

Where?  In Argentina, in the provinces of Mendoza, Corrientes et Mar de Plata.

Type: Foundation

Person we met:

  • Mónica Adelina Pescarmona (President)
  • Ricardo Cabrera (CFO)
  • Gustavo Berlanga (Loan officer)

Website: www.grameenarg.org.ar

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