In 2005 we began our work in Mexico to help microfinance institutions achieve their social objectives and increase their ability to provide high quality, client-responsive services to poor clients.

In 2014 our work expanded to include women’s savings groups. We launched our Saving for Change program in two Mexican states where traditional microfinance had not reached the rural communities of the chronically poor.

Today, key projects in Mexico include:

  • Training front line officers of microfinance institutions through an innovative e-learning curriculum so they are better able to serve the special needs of poor clients.
  • Using a creative set of broadcast communications, from a radio soap opera, to a learning application on a tablet, to text messaging to build the financial capacity of poor rural women, while at the same enabling financial institutions to better understand and serve their clients.
Photo: ©Jim Cline for Grameen Foundation