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  • MicroFinance Transparency

    Published on July 4, 2013

    The suicide note left from 18 year old Lalitha is haunting as it reads, “Work hard and earn money. Do not take loans.” Chuck’s solution to the problems he saw was to start the organization MFTransparency.

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    Countries: United States
    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: Consumer Protection, enab APR&EIR, Responsible Finance
  • African Policymakers Map the Way Forward

    Published on June 28, 2013

    MFTransparency hosted the second African Microfinance Pricing Transparency Leadership Forum in Kenya which gathered regulators from 5 African countries and industry experts from around the world.

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    Countries: Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: Consumer Protection, Data Collection, Financial Education, Industry Event, MFT Event, Regulation & Policy, Understanding Prices
  • What do IPOs bring to microfinance?

    Published on September 19, 2012

    A question that I am regularly asked is: “Why are you negative about IPOs?”. To answer that question, I’ll need to first talk about my views on profit in microfinance.

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    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: Responsible Finance
  • Working to improve the microfinance industry

    Published on September 15, 2012

    We are an independent NGO which promotes transparent pricing in the microfinance industry. We deliver positive solutions to the better the practices and impact of the microfinance industry.

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    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: Consumer Protection
  • MFTransparency Newsletter, July 2012

    Published on July 31, 2012

    MFTransparency marks its four year anniversary with the launch of a new website, the announcement of new operational partnerships, and the dissemination of new educational resources. Read more here.

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    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: MFT Event
  • New Consumer Education Resources from MFTransparency

    Published on March 16, 2012

    As part of MFTransparency’s enabling APR & EIR Program, financial education experts have developed a universal pricing education package, aimed at consumers of microloans. These resources have been developed to be tailorable, aknowledging the diversity of Africa’s communities.

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    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: enab APR&EIR, Financial Education
  • New Country Surveys from MFTransparency

    Published on February 22, 2012

    For each of the countries in which MFTransparency works a thorough review is conducted, known as a Country Survey, outlining national socio-economic, political and historic factors. Summarizing the country specific context, Country Surveys form a valuable backdrop against which to examine a market’s pricing data.

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    Countries: Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: enab APR&EIR, Pricing Initiative, Regulation & Policy
  • Ethiopia’s practice of responsible pricing

    Published on January 19, 2012

    MFTransparency’s work in Ethiopia has provided a unique insight into a market where several MFIs have achieved financial and operational sustainability whilst at the same time maintaining a strong social mission and very low product pricing.

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    Countries: Ethiopia
    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: Pricing Initiative, Responsible Finance