Am really writing about a past important topic. In many parts of Africa, there are different levels of microfinance developments -in Uganda the most current ones are called "Saving and Credit Coorperatives' SACCO) They are found on the very bottom of development. Most are not partners of Kiva neither do they know a thing about Kiva lending. They stand on membership shares and savings, so they would best use such intellectual financial skills. Most Kiva partners in developmet have been red tape here because of their
failure to comply with Kiva's integrity.
I think that Kiva's vision is very essential in the eradication of poverty its only un fortunate that, few kiva micro finance institutions are readily available to the rural working poor. Your ambition is very welcome, you would consider finding information abot any other MFIs, to help them get listed on the Kiva movement!
Hi all kiva friends,
My questions is simple: Is it possible to go to help directly a Kiva partner association in its country? (instead of helping Kiva in America by volontering or translation)
After reading a lot about microfinancing, I think I might be able to help directly association(s) where it is based (help maybe in running the association, help teaching entrepreneur how to save, help making things more transparent maybe... I don't know... so many things could be possible...)
Basically, I would be no cost at all for Kiva or the association anyone since I want to give some time for a good cause, I have the funds to pay the travelling to go there, and the staying and living cost...
Is it a good idea? and if not why?
is it one thing which is already being done? and if not why?
NB: I am thinking about Togo, but it does not really matter where it is I guess
Thanks for your advice,
If some of you think it is a good idea, then I will develop more my ideas here.