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Free Workshop: Learn Microfinance Transparency from the Experts

Published on March 15, 2011

Brought to you by MicroFinance Transparency (MFTransparency), the Microfinance Council of the Philippines (MCPI) and the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP), this workshop features microfinance experts Chuck Waterfield, MFTransparency CEO and President, and Alexandra Fiorillo, Vice President for Global Programs.

 

Free Workshop: Learn Microfinance Transparency from the Experts 15 March 2011
Microenterprise Access to Banking Services

TO ALL PHILIPPINE RURAL BANKS: You are invited to a half-day morning workshop on transparent pricing in the Philippines to be held on:

  • March 22, Tuesday, 8:00am for Mindanao banks (Marco Polo Davao, C.M. Recto St., Davao City)
  • March 24, Thursday, 8:30am for Luzon banks (Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila, 1588 Pedro Gil Corner MH del Pilar Sts., Malate, Manila)
  • March 28, Monday, 8:30am for Visayas banks (Iloilo Business Hotel, Benigno Aquino Ave., Mandurriao, Iloilo City)

Brought to you by MicroFinance Transparency (MFTransparency), the Microfinance Council of the Philippines (MCPI) and the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP), this workshop features microfinance experts Chuck Waterfield, MFTransparency CEO and President, and Alexandra Fiorillo, Vice President for Global Programs.

Boasting of 25 years of microfinance experience, Mr. Waterfield has trained over 3,000 professionals and practitioners in the microfinance industry as a business planning professor. He is currently a member of the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs faculty, after teaching at the Boulder Microfinance Training Program and the Southern New Hampshire University’s Microenterprise Development Institute for ten years and eight years, respectively.

He also “developed Microfin, the most popular financial planning software in the microfinance industry” and founded MFTransparency in 2008.  On the other hand, Ms. Fiorillo has had microfinance experience from various places all over the world, including the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. She has worked as MF consultant for various organizations such as Microfund for Women in Jordan and DFID’s Financial Sector Deepening Project of Uganda.

The Mindanao session on March 22 will officially launch the “Transparent Pricing Initiative in the Philippines”, which will offer training on transparent pricing and collect and publish data on the prices of microloans offered in the Philippines. This complimentary workshop is open to both senior management and junior staff, though the team suggests that you send at least one person from the management level and one from the operational level, with detailed knowledge of your organization’s credit portfolio and products, attend the full workshop.

For more information, download the official invite. For interested banks, please send the names, titles and email addresses of the individuals that will represent your organization, as well as indication of which workshop they plan to attend, to [email protected] Ms. Jessica Haeussler, Technical Specialist, can also be contacted with questions at [email protected] Following your RSVP we will confirm your attendance and send you additional information.

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