Archives: March 2010

The Second Micro insurance summit in Miami

 Micro Insurance Summit
After the first summit in London, the second mico insurance summit to be hosted in Miami , 26-27 May, 2010
In Discuss the world’s best experts in this emerging market, including leading global insurers and re-insurers, MFIs, aid agencies, NGO, development banks and international and regional regulatory bodies.

Attend the Micro Insurance Summit 2010 and:
•Understand the shape and direction this market is heading towards, and what you must do to capitilize on MI business opportunities in developing economies.
•Learn about innovative distribution practices to lower your costs and increase outreach
•Educate low income clients on risk management to improve your market penetration rate.
•Devise demand driven and affordable products to best meet your clients needs and expectations.
•Comprehend the role of regulation and supervision in creating, enabling and facilitating the development of MI, and what you must do to be compliant
•Establish how to strengthen your IT infrastructure and specialized service providers for the micro insurance market.

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Grameen bank: banker to the poor

 Grameen bank
Grameen Bank was founded in 1976 by Muhammad Yunus, as a project to turn later to the Bank of specialists in the year 1983, the most famous micro loans programs in the world, where the proportion of women constitute more than 90%, with the rate of recovery of loans amounting to more than 95% , and in this regard, Muhammad Yunus was awarded this status with his Grameen Bank, Nobel Peace Prize in October 13, 2006 by the Swedish Academy in recognition of greeted the visit to the fight against poverty.
Successful experience of Bangladesh in micro loans programs through the Grameen Bank in the recovery of loans and access to the poor, attracted worldwide attention, has been replicated in more than 60 countries including the United States , and in many countries of the world developing low-income in order to fight poverty and social exclusion.

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PlaNet Finance Morocco

 PlaNet Finance Logo
PlaNet Finance is an international non profit organization whose mission is to fight against poverty through the development of microfinance to improve access to financial services for the poor who are excluded.
Since its inception in 1998, PlaNet Finance has developed a group of organizations (PlaNet Finance Group) offering a diverse range of services. These entities are composed of dedicated and specialized team with more than 1 000 professionals.
Based in Paris, PlaNet Finance's international network and are active in nearly 80 countries.

PlaNet Finance Morocco is a Moroccan non-profit organization founded in 2002, which has its management structures and its Board of Directors, whose enrollment to date is 17 people.
PlaNet Finance Morocco is affiliated to PlaNet Finance Network World.
PlaNet Finance Morocco is as a facilitator for the microfinance sector in Morocco. It offers its services to microcredit associations, public authorities and donors.
PlaNet Finance Morocco has completed its action plan and has achieved since its inception in June 2002, the development of practical and useful tools to develop and operate by the AMC themselves. She continues to support the CMA in Morocco from two levels of intervention:

Objectives at the sectoral level:

• Maintain and develop the tools already in place: the portal, mapping, Central Risk
• Continue training of direct and indirect stakeholders in the sector: PFM is a training center, information, research and technical support
• Provide funding: MAC help in accessing funding through the establishment of fund financing
• Expand the supply of services of AMC: extending the offer beyond microcredit

Objectives at the individual level:

• Supporting new entrants: Microcred,
• Target new populations: awareness of women, rural people, young people in precarious situation
• Strengthen the smaller AMC level institutional
• Propose specific expertise to the largest AMC, public authorities or other .

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Microfinance in Morocco: a promising market for NICT providers

ALAMANA The most impotant Microfinance Institutions in Morocco
The Moroccan Microfinance industry is important and becoming increasingly sophisticated; nevertheless, the demand for financial and non-financial services is far from being entirely met. Leading actors seek new solutions and technologies to: cut their costs, improve the quality of their services, and be more competitive.

• With 1.24 million clients, the microfinance sector in Morocco is the most developed one in the MENA region. Leading Moroccan microcredit institutions are ranked among the top 20 biggest microfinance institutions in the world. Nevertheless, the microfinance sector has a great growth potential in this region: currently, only 25% of the demand is met.

• The Moroccan microfinance industry is at a turning point: several leading microcredit institutions are considering their conversion into regulated financial institutions.

Moroccan microcredit institutions and banks are profitable and well-structured, as well as interested in adopting new solutions and processes so as to be more competitive. Innovative technology is a key factor in their strategy for service-differentiation.

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Microfinance Institution: Banque Populaire Fondataion For MicroCredit

The Banque Populaire Foundation for Micro Credit (FBPMC) was established September 6, 1999.
It is an association nonprofit governed by the Dahir of 15 November 1958 (regulating the right of association) and Law 18/97 on the performance of the activity of microcredit. It is an answer citizen of Groupe Banque Populaire, which aims to effectively contribute, alongside the state and other nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), national effort to fight against poverty and unemployment and to promote employment.

On 1st March 2000, the FBPMC received approval from the Ministry of Economy and Finance to conduct the activity of microcredit. Its object is essentially:

* Distributing microcredits to enable the economically
low to create or develop their own productive activity or service,
to ensure their integration into the economy overall.
* Carry the benefit of its customers, all associated operations relating to the granting microcredits, including training, consulting and technical assistance.

The approach combines the proximity Foundation, funding, coaching, training and monitoring of micro-entrepreneur.
The network of Banque Populaire Fondataion For MicroCredit currently consists of
219branches and distributed antennas travers12 regional supervision.

The establishment of new branches has been accompanied by the recruitment of new officers.
The actual network has reached 833 officers, while the effective seat was 116 components, a comprehensive emotional 949 (44% men and 56% women).

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