Our work in Peru strengthens local partner organizations that provide direct services to families at the base of the economic pyramid.  We increase the ability of partner organizations to provide responsive client services through the delivery of high-quality curricula, training services, and consulting.

Our specially designed e-learning courses build the skills in frontline officers of microfinance institutions – those who lead women’s savings and credit groups. The courses strengthen skills in consumer protection, group facilitation, techniques for delivering non-formal education, and microcredit products management. The goal is to train frontline staff who are able to deliver greater benefit to their clients and to their organizations.

Two Peruvian partners are adopting our Microfinance and Health Protection framework in to their own integrated microfinance and sustainable health projects.

We are working with the national microfinance organization Manuela Ramos to integrate stress-reducing health programming into their work with rural indigenous women. The program is designing and testing stress-reducing curricula and activities for rural health fairs that serve poor indigenous women.

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