Four Wheel Drive Mobile presentation to the Toronto Microfinance Conference 2 Oct 2010

These slides were prepared for a talk given at the 2010 Toronto Microfinance Conference, hosted by Rotary District 7070, Rotarian Action Group for Microcredit, Opportunity International and CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor). Martha Deacon was invited to participate in a panel entitled “The Mobile Revolution:  Using Technology to Reach the Poor with Microfinance”, …

Asset-Based Community Development presentation given at Toronto Microfinance Conference, 2 Oct 2010

These slides were prepared for a talk given at the 2010 Toronto Microfinance Conference, hosted by Rotary District 7070, Rotarian Action Group for Microcredit, Opportunity International and CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor). Martha Deacon was invited to participate in a panel entitled “Delivery of Microfinance and the Sustainability of Microfinance Institutions”, moderated by …

Filmmaker Rebecca Hayden visits the townships

Filmmaker Rebecca Hayden explores some of the experiences and successes of microfinance clients in South Africa. These clients are small business owners, living in the poverty-stricken, segregated areas of South Africa. Small loans from locally-run microfinance institutions supported by The Townships Project, such as Tetla Financial Solutions, allow them to build their businesses and to …

Toronto Microfinance Conference, October 2, 2010

Please join us at the Allstream Centre, 105 Princes Blvd in the CNE grounds in Toronto, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 2.  Martha Deacon of The Townships Project is participating in two panels:  The Mobile Revolution:  Using Technology to Reach the Poor With Microfinance (10:15 – 11:15 a.m.) and Delivery of …

Social Financing: The Roots of Social Change

“From Unicycle to Four Wheel Drive (with Bluetooth)”:  This view of an effective future for Microfinance was delivered by Martha Deacon at the Geneva Forum on Social Change on 29 May 2010.  Since then the dates of the First International Microfranchising Trade Show and Conference, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, have been …