Assessing the Impact of Our Microfinance Services

As a global microfinance organization serving more than two million people living in poverty, Opportunity International believes in the importance of investing in research to give voice to our clients, provide better service and measure the impact of our financial services on their lives.

Over the last decade, Opportunity has conducted more than 50,000 face-to-face surveys with clients in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. The research showed that our clients want savings as much as they want small business loans, and their input has aided us in the development of a wide array of financial tools—including agricultural finance and rural savings, crop and health insurance, and school fee loans and savings accounts—to help them work their way out of poverty.

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Pages:

12

Publisher:

Caterpillar Foundation

Author:

Opportunity International, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Date:

January 1, 2011

Media Type:

Report

Category:

Microfinance