Non-Ranked Nonprofit Reviews: International Microfinance 2009

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One day our grandchildren will go to museums to see what poverty was like. -Muhammad Yunus
One day our grandchildren will go to museums to see what poverty was like. -Muhammad Yunus

This is the complete list of all non-ranked nonprofits reviewed by our experts. We do not have enough information at this time to recommend these organizations, but have provided you with the complete expert reviews to learn more.


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SEWA (11 recommendations) Their model is not based on a neoclassical or market based economic model.
SEWA

http://www.sewa.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
Their model is not based on a neoclassical or market based economic model.
R
SEWA has many sub-entities, which include a bank. Its microfinance portfolio is vast, its products and services are varied, and stakeholders in the organization are also clients.
R
They are outstanding because of their comprehensive services to poor women.
R
It has worked with a very deprived group of people and has made multiple services available to them, although not as many as BRAC.
R
SEWA is outstanding with its broad base of base-of-pyramid women.
O
They stand out with their professionalism and cost-effectiveness.
O
They have a great empowerment-of-women strategy.
O
They have created a competitive bank that attracts savings from a wide range of women, lends wisely, and supports loans with excellent services.
R
They have a grassroots presence.
O
They focus on women and the poor.
N
They are the oldest and most recognized group in India.

Areas for Improvement

O
They should further highlight individual stories on their site for greater effectiveness.
N
They could strengthen their financial performance.
Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (7 recommendations) They fill the critical role of an information aggregator.
Consultative Group to Assist the Poor

http://www.cgap.org/p/site/c/

Organizational Strengths

F
They fill the critical role of an information aggregator.
N
They have conducted a lot research on the subject of microfinance.
N
They are well-respected, academic, balanced, and thorough.
N
They have fast, high quality research, and advocate with regulators.
O
They are accepted as the lead agency in microfinance, providing widely accepted guidelines for donors and development agencies.
O
They have a global perspective and facilitate in bringing best practices to the sector. They are unbiased.
O
It is nice to have an aggregator.
BASIX (5 recommendations) This organization has an innovative approach to address livelihoods and financial needs in a sustainable manner; it is a pioneer.
BASIX

http://www.basixindia.com/

Organizational Strengths

F
This organization has an innovative approach to address livelihoods and financial needs in a sustainable manner; it is a pioneer.
R
This is an outstanding organization because if its livelihoods approach, and because it includes insurance (health, life, and other) as part of their process.
R
This is an outstanding organization because of its holistic approach to client needs.
R
In addition to making financial services available, it makes a wide variety of other services available to the poor who need those services. Although it doesn’t offer as many services as BRAC, it does it commercially more efficiently, developing a revenue model.
O
They "get" that economic development is more than lending small amounts of money to the poor.
Ecumenical Development Corporation USA (EDCS, Oikocredit) (4 recommendations) They have the ability to secure low-cost capital.
Ecumenical Development Corporation USA (EDCS, Oikocredit)

http://www.oikocredit.org/en/home

Organizational Strengths

N
They have the ability to secure low-cost capital.
N
They have a professional approach.
N
Oikocredits's funding model for microfinance is unique and client centered. Because of its large size and long history, Ecumenical Development Corporation USA is widely recognized among microfinance institutions as one of the best sources of investment.
O
They stand out with their governance, clarity of mission, efficiency, and innovation.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (3 recommendations) They are outstanding because of their outreach globally. CARD, Inc. serves nationwide in the Philippines.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Silver-small

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Pages/home.aspx

Organizational Strengths

N
They are outstanding because of their outreach globally. CARD, Inc. serves nationwide in the Philippines.
N
They are committed to ending extreme poverty in the Third World and hopefully in South America.
O
The Gates Foundation has successfully deployed large amounts of its extensive asset base worldwide to catalyze a number of potentially groundbreaking microfinance initiatives.
FIELD (3 recommendations) It is a highly effective research and practice intermediary.
FIELD

Organizational Strengths

N
It is a highly effective research and practice intermediary.
N
They are outstanding because of their expertise in creating learning opportunities for practitioners and in conducting and presenting research.
O
They have an excellent team and have made a strong contribution to the field.
Global Partnerships (3 recommendations) This is a rising star that is making the west coast a player in the microfinance field.
Global Partnerships
Silver-small

http://www.globalpartnerships.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
This is a rising star that is making the west coast a player in the microfinance field.
N
They are focused on Latin America and on lending.
O
They are outstanding with their outreach, efficiency, and performance.
MicroSave (3 recommendations) MicroSave is not a microfinance provider, but it helps build the capacity of microfinance institutions to more effectively deliver the products and services to their clients.
MicroSave

http://www.microsave.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
MicroSave is not a microfinance provider, but it helps build the capacity of microfinance institutions to more effectively deliver the products and services to their clients.
N
Although it is not an implementer, this nonprofit was at the forefront of the movement toward market research and demand driven products, especially in Africa.
O
They are outstanding with their systematic approach to product development.
Microcredit Enterprises (3 recommendations) This organization engages persons of wealth in guaranteeing microloans for the very poor, is an open source documents, and offers excellent networking.
Microcredit Enterprises
Silver-small

http://www.mcenterprises.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
This organization engages persons of wealth in guaranteeing microloans for the very poor, is an open source documents, and offers excellent networking.
N
They have an innovative funding model that enables leverage of the financial assets of the donor-investor.
O
This organization is outstanding with its innovative business model, leveraging personal guarantees and not donations.
SKS Microfinance (3 recommendations) SKS is outstanding with its scale and efficiency.
SKS Microfinance

http://www.sksindia.com/

Organizational Strengths

N
SKS is outstanding with its scale and efficiency.
N
This organization stands out with its success in scaling and reaching impressive numbers of people quickly, with demonstrated success in sustaining those operations.
N
They are a leader in the market-based approach to reaching clients at a tremendous scale, while maintaining development focus.
Small Enterprise Education and Promotion Network (SEEP Network) (3 recommendations) This is a member-driven organization that consistently provides the funding, space, and encouragement for networks and nonprofits supporting microfinance. The knowledge products from SEEP are created through collaborations through SEEP and have contributed greatly to the advancement of the sector. Their mission is to connect microenterprise practitioners in a global learning community, and they have done just that.
Small Enterprise Education and Promotion Network (SEEP Network)

http://www.seepnetwork.org/Pages/Default.aspx

Organizational Strengths

N
This is a member-driven organization that consistently provides the funding, space, and encouragement for networks and nonprofits supporting microfinance. The knowledge products from SEEP are created through collaborations through SEEP and have contributed greatly to the advancement of the sector. Their mission is to connect microenterprise practitioners in a global learning community, and they have done just that.
N
This is a network of networks that keeps the international agenda alive.
N
They have a focus on building networks and markets.
Acumen Fund (2 recommendations) This is an outstanding organization because if its focus and leadership.
Acumen Fund
Silver-small

http://www.acumenfund.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
This is an outstanding organization because if its focus and leadership.
O
They have a very unique business model and a dynamic social investment portfolio; they pioneered "patient" capital.
Association Al Amana (2 recommendations) They are profitable, work with low-income clients, and have strong structures and staff in place.
Association Al Amana

http://www.alamana.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They are profitable, work with low-income clients, and have strong structures and staff in place.
O
This organization is outstanding because of its size and independence (it is not backed by any large network, though it was started with the support of international donors).
Catholic Organization Relief and Int'l Devlopment (CORDAID) (2 recommendations) This is one of the most active non-government organizations, supporting various initiatives globally for poverty alleviation.
Catholic Organization Relief and Int'l Devlopment (CORDAID)

Organizational Strengths

N
This is one of the most active non-government organizations, supporting various initiatives globally for poverty alleviation.
N
They recognize the human factor in delivery of services and have great trust in their partners.
Equity Bank (2 recommendations) They reach the poorest (underserved) people at a higher efficiency with more products and services.
Equity Bank

http://www.equitybank.com/2350/mirror/

Organizational Strengths

N
They reach the poorest (underserved) people at a higher efficiency with more products and services.
N
They have fast growth, have fantastic performance, and are very progressive. They provide positive shareholder value on the Nairobi stock exchange.
Jamii Bora (2 recommendations) They have a focus on the very low end of the poverty pyramid.
Jamii Bora

http://www.jamiibora.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They have a focus on the very low end of the poverty pyramid.
N
Jamii Bora is outstanding because of its brave and successful experimentation with new programs and methods, inclusiveness, self-sufficiency, commitment to the poorest of the poor, and their long-term and massive vision of truly moving people very much out of poverty.
Opportunity Fund (2 recommendations) They are outstanding due to the volume of loans made, commitment to access to capital to disadvantaged communities, and credibility nationally.
Opportunity Fund
Silver-small

http://www.opportunityfund.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They are outstanding due to the volume of loans made, commitment to access to capital to disadvantaged communities, and credibility nationally.
O
They have established networks in the Philippines and also established a retail bank. Perhaps they have also networked in other countries.
PRADAN (2 recommendations) They have the ability to mobilize 'mainstream' people to work for the poor.
PRADAN

http://www.pradan.net/

Organizational Strengths

R
They have the ability to mobilize 'mainstream' people to work for the poor.
N
They are working on enhancing the production and incomes of poor households.
PlaNet Finance (2 recommendations) They are outstanding because of their future orientation and technology focus.
PlaNet Finance

http://www.planetfinancegroup.org/EN/

Organizational Strengths

F
They are outstanding because of their future orientation and technology focus.
N
This organization is outstanding because it provides assistance to developing countries.
World Vision (2 recommendations) World Vision is outstanding with its commitment to mission and impact.
World Vision
Silver-small

http://www.worldvision.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
World Vision is outstanding with its commitment to mission and impact.
N
They stand out with their compassionate approach.
Acdi/Voca (1 recommendation) This organization recognizes the importance of attaining scale and operating competitively in the financial market.
Acdi/Voca
Silver-small

http://www.acdivoca.org/

Organizational Strengths

O
This organization recognizes the importance of attaining scale and operating competitively in the financial market.
Alalay Sa Kaunlaran Inc (ASKI) (1 recommendation) I’ve known this organization since 1992 as a sub-grantee of a USAID grant, and it later availed of AusAID grants. Now they are operating all over Nueva Ecija and have increased their loan portfolio significantly.
Alalay Sa Kaunlaran Inc (ASKI)

http://www.aski.com.ph/

Organizational Strengths

O
I’ve known this organization since 1992 as a sub-grantee of a USAID grant, and it later availed of AusAID grants. Now they are operating all over Nueva Ecija and have increased their loan portfolio significantly.
American National Red Cross (1 recommendation) This organization has clear outcomes. It doesn't need to be sustainable; it just needs to help people in a crisis.
American National Red Cross
Gold-small Charting_impact_logo

http://www.redcross.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
This organization has clear outcomes. It doesn't need to be sustainable; it just needs to help people in a crisis.
Anannyo Samaj Kallyan Sangostha (ASKS) (1 recommendation) It has poverty and poor focused products. It is transparent and the sponsors are committed.
Anannyo Samaj Kallyan Sangostha (ASKS)

http://www.microfinancegateway.org/p/site/m/template.rc/1.11.46609/

Organizational Strengths

N
It has poverty and poor focused products. It is transparent and the sponsors are committed.
Ashoka (1 recommendation) They have a tangible impact on social entrepreneurs and great leadership development.
Ashoka
Silver-small

http://www.ashoka.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They have a tangible impact on social entrepreneurs and great leadership development.
Asian Classics Input Project (ACIP) (1 recommendation) They have far reaching impact, providing free resources with a commitment to accessibility worldwide.
Asian Classics Input Project (ACIP)

http://www.asianclassics.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They have far reaching impact, providing free resources with a commitment to accessibility worldwide.
Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) (1 recommendation) They promote, lobby, and support US micro-enterprise organizations.
Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO)
Silver-small

http://www.microenterpriseworks.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They promote, lobby, and support US micro-enterprise organizations.
Association of Karnataka Microfinance Institutions (AKMI) (1 recommendation) This organization has a unique model.
Association of Karnataka Microfinance Institutions (AKMI)

http://akmi.in/AboutAKMI.html

Organizational Strengths

O
This organization has a unique model.
BAIF Development Research Foundation (1 recommendation) This is an outstanding organization because of the incremental activity in the financial space added to their work in agriculture and their Ghandian approach to people.
BAIF Development Research Foundation

http://www.baif.org.in/aspx_pages/index.asp

Organizational Strengths

R
This is an outstanding organization because of the incremental activity in the financial space added to their work in agriculture and their Ghandian approach to people.
Bandhan Financial Services (1 recommendation) This is an efficient organization.
Bandhan Financial Services

http://www.bandhanmf.com/

Organizational Strengths

O
This is an efficient organization.
Burua Bangladesh (1 recommendation) They developed the capacity of taping funds from commercial banks.
Burua Bangladesh

Organizational Strengths

N
They developed the capacity of taping funds from commercial banks.
CASHPOR India (1 recommendation) They are working in the poorest regions of India.
CASHPOR India

http://www.cashpor.in/download.asp

Organizational Strengths

O
They are working in the poorest regions of India.
Calvert Foundation (1 recommendation) They are innovative and consistent.
Calvert Foundation
Silver-small

http://www.calvertfoundation.org/

Organizational Strengths

O
They are innovative and consistent.
Canadian Co-operative Association (1 recommendation) They are self-sustaining and member supported.
Canadian Co-operative Association

http://www.coopscanada.coop/

Organizational Strengths

O
They are self-sustaining and member supported.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) (1 recommendation) They have a down-market outreach and faithfulness to their mission.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Silver-small

http://crs.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They have a down-market outreach and faithfulness to their mission.
Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) (1 recommendation) I have known this organization since 20 years ago when they were accessing grant funds from AusAID. Now they have a bank, and as CARD they are operating in several provinces in the Philippines.
Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD)

http://www.card.iastate.edu/

Organizational Strengths

O
I have known this organization since 20 years ago when they were accessing grant funds from AusAID. Now they have a bank, and as CARD they are operating in several provinces in the Philippines.
Center for Community Transformation (CCT) (1 recommendation) They inject spirituality and health into their clients, and they do it up to the grassroots level.
Center for Community Transformation (CCT)

http://www.cct.org.ph/

Organizational Strengths

O
They inject spirituality and health into their clients, and they do it up to the grassroots level.
Centre for Self-Help Development (1 recommendation) This organization works for the poor. The discipline of groups and portfolio quality is very good. It is transparent and the sponsors are committed.
Centre for Self-Help Development

http://www.bwtp.org/arcm/nepal/II_Organisations/MF_Providers/CSD&SB_Bank.htm

Organizational Strengths

N
This organization works for the poor. The discipline of groups and portfolio quality is very good. It is transparent and the sponsors are committed.
Commercial Enterprise Omnibus Support Services (CEOSS) (1 recommendation) Their mission is targeting the poorest and integrating microfinance in community development.
Commercial Enterprise Omnibus Support Services (CEOSS)

http://www.caci.com/Contracts/CEOss/ceoss.shtml

Organizational Strengths

O
Their mission is targeting the poorest and integrating microfinance in community development.
Compartamos Banco (1 recommendation) They stand out with their investment in systems and focus on human resources.
Compartamos Banco

http://www.compartamos.com/wps/portal

Organizational Strengths

N
They stand out with their investment in systems and focus on human resources.
Compassion International (1 recommendation) Their education and transformation program best supports the partners’ clients.
Compassion International
Silver-small

http://www.compassion.com/

Organizational Strengths

N
Their education and transformation program best supports the partners’ clients.
Dakahlya Businessmen Association for Community Development (DBACD) (1 recommendation) They have excellent vision, performance, and management.
Dakahlya Businessmen Association for Community Development (DBACD)

http://www.dbacd-eg.org/

Organizational Strengths

O
They have excellent vision, performance, and management.
Developpement international Desjardins (DID) (1 recommendation) While this non-government organization only works with credit unions, it has had an important impact on the microfinance sector in the francophone world with the development of large credit union networks.
Developpement international Desjardins (DID)

http://www.did.qc.ca/en/default.html

Organizational Strengths

N
While this non-government organization only works with credit unions, it has had an important impact on the microfinance sector in the francophone world with the development of large credit union networks.
Ecumenical Church Loan Fund (1 recommendation) They are geared to parachurch organizations.
Ecumenical Church Loan Fund

Organizational Strengths

N
They are geared to parachurch organizations.
Five Talents (1 recommendation) They have a community-based approach.
Five Talents
Silver-small

http://www.fivetalents.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They have a community-based approach.
Fondo de Desarrollo Local (FDL) (1 recommendation) They are outstanding because of their clarity of vision, consistency, and performance.
Fondo de Desarrollo Local (FDL)

http://www.fdl.org.ni/index.en

Organizational Strengths

O
They are outstanding because of their clarity of vision, consistency, and performance.
Ford Foundation (1 recommendation) They have the ability to identify and support nascent high potential institutions and to withdraw when it is appropriate.
Ford Foundation

http://www.fordfoundation.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
They have the ability to identify and support nascent high potential institutions and to withdraw when it is appropriate.
Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) (1 recommendation) This organization supports institutional capacity building.
Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)

http://www.gtz.de/en/

Organizational Strengths

N
This organization supports institutional capacity building.
Gram Vikas (1 recommendation) They have a complete focus on end results and leave no stone unturned in accomplishing the mission in chosen territories.
Gram Vikas

http://www.gramvikas.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
They have a complete focus on end results and leave no stone unturned in accomplishing the mission in chosen territories.
Habitat for Humanity International (1 recommendation) This organization has clear outcome measures.
Habitat for Humanity International
Silver-small

http://www.habitat.org/default.aspx?tgs=OC8yNy8yMDEwIDc6MDg6MDIgUE0%3d

Organizational Strengths

R
This organization has clear outcome measures.
Hivos (1 recommendation) Hivos focuses on sustainability and impact.
Hivos

http://www.hivos.nl/english

Organizational Strengths

N
Hivos focuses on sustainability and impact.
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) (1 recommendation) This organization is outstanding because it has first-rate representatives throughout Latin America and some of the rest of the Third World.
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Silver-small

http://poverty-action.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
This organization is outstanding because it has first-rate representatives throughout Latin America and some of the rest of the Third World.
Jagorani Chakra Foundation (JCF) (1 recommendation) JCF is outstanding because it works for the poor.
Jagorani Chakra Foundation (JCF)

http://www.jcfbd.org/

Organizational Strengths

O
JCF is outstanding because it works for the poor.
Kadin Emegi Degerlendirme Vakfi (KEDV) (1 recommendation) They are outstanding with their perseverance of their home-grown model.
Kadin Emegi Degerlendirme Vakfi (KEDV)

http://www.kedv.org.tr

Organizational Strengths

N
They are outstanding with their perseverance of their home-grown model.
Kenya Women Finance Trust Ltd. (1 recommendation) They have a depth of commitment to clients.
Kenya Women Finance Trust Ltd.

http://www.kwft.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
They have a depth of commitment to clients.
MYC4 (1 recommendation) This organization stands out with its underlying assumption of both investors and borrowers benefiting, reaching out to grassroots.
MYC4

http://https://www.myc4.com/

Organizational Strengths

N
This organization stands out with its underlying assumption of both investors and borrowers benefiting, reaching out to grassroots.
Mama Cash (1 recommendation) They are outstanding because of their passion and stakeholder engagement.
Mama Cash

http://www.mamacash.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They are outstanding because of their passion and stakeholder engagement.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) (1 recommendation) They have holistic development, as opposed to focusing on repayment rates.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)

http://mcc.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
They have holistic development, as opposed to focusing on repayment rates.
Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) (1 recommendation) This organization operates with a clear vision of goals, is sensitive to those it serves, and operates professionally.
Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)

http://www.meda.org/

Organizational Strengths

O
This organization operates with a clear vision of goals, is sensitive to those it serves, and operates professionally.
Mercy Corps (1 recommendation) Their microfinance institution scale reaches large numbers of clients very efficiently in harder to reach markets.
Mercy Corps
Silver-small

http://www.mercycorps.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
Their microfinance institution scale reaches large numbers of clients very efficiently in harder to reach markets.
MicroEnsure (1 recommendation) They have cutting edge micro-insurance for all microfinance organizations.
MicroEnsure

http://www.microensure.com/home.aspx

Organizational Strengths

N
They have cutting edge micro-insurance for all microfinance organizations.
MicroFinance Transparency (1 recommendation) This organization stands out because it challenges establishments and is highly mission-driven.
MicroFinance Transparency

http://www.mftransparency.org/

Organizational Strengths

O
This organization stands out because it challenges establishments and is highly mission-driven.
MicroPlace (1 recommendation) This organization is innovative and smart.
MicroPlace

http://https://www.microplace.com/

Organizational Strengths

N
This organization is innovative and smart.
MicroVest (1 recommendation) By providing a for-profit model, it opens the door for more funds to meet more than the ten cents per dollar of need that's met currently.
MicroVest

http://www.microvestfund.com/

Organizational Strengths

O
By providing a for-profit model, it opens the door for more funds to meet more than the ten cents per dollar of need that's met currently.
Microfinance Centre (1 recommendation) They facilitate the development of micro-insurance services and products for the rural poor by implementing action research programs on micro-insurance.
Microfinance Centre

http://www.mfc.org.pl/

Organizational Strengths

O
They facilitate the development of micro-insurance services and products for the rural poor by implementing action research programs on micro-insurance.
National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) (1 recommendation) This organization invests heavily in empowerment of users and training, and it does not compromise on its principles.
National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA)

http://www.ncba.coop/

Organizational Strengths

O
This organization invests heavily in empowerment of users and training, and it does not compromise on its principles.
New Life Microfinance Bank Limited (1 recommendation) It works for the poor. It has a number of products for the poor. It is transparent, and the sponsors are committed.
New Life Microfinance Bank Limited

Organizational Strengths

N
It works for the poor. It has a number of products for the poor. It is transparent, and the sponsors are committed.
New York Association for New Americans (NYANA) (1 recommendation) This organization stands out with its scale and penetration into the immigrant community.
New York Association for New Americans (NYANA)

http://www.nyana.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
This organization stands out with its scale and penetration into the immigrant community.
Northeast Entrepreneur Fund (1 recommendation) This organization is outstanding with its quality of products and services.
Northeast Entrepreneur Fund

http://www.entrepreneurfund.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
This organization is outstanding with its quality of products and services.
Opportunity Finance Network (1 recommendation) They have strong advocacy and communications.
Opportunity Finance Network

http://www.opportunityfinance.net/

Organizational Strengths

N
They have strong advocacy and communications.
Oxfam (1 recommendation) They have large outreach and a big impact in the country.
Oxfam
Silver-small

http://www.oxfam.org/

Organizational Strengths

O
They have large outreach and a big impact in the country.
PROSHIKA (1 recommendation) They have experience with ups and downs.
PROSHIKA

http://www.proshikanet.com/

Organizational Strengths

O
They have experience with ups and downs.
Partageons le meilleur de la microfinance (PAMIGA) (1 recommendation) They build sustainable rural finance institutions with outreach to poor households in Africa, and they develop effective rural finance strategies.
Partageons le meilleur de la microfinance (PAMIGA)

http://www.pamiga.org/

Organizational Strengths

O
They build sustainable rural finance institutions with outreach to poor households in Africa, and they develop effective rural finance strategies.
Partnership for Development and Justice (NETZ) (1 recommendation) They are targeting especially the extreme poor.
Partnership for Development and Justice (NETZ)

http://www.netz-bangladesh.de/set.php?id=english&uid=annual_report_2001

Organizational Strengths

N
They are targeting especially the extreme poor.
Poverty Action Lab (1 recommendation) They have a rigorous approach to testing.
Poverty Action Lab

http://www.povertyactionlab.org/

Organizational Strengths

F
They have a rigorous approach to testing.
ProCredit Group (1 recommendation) The population excluded from access to financial services is huge, and ProCredit is serving a particular market niche that nobody was serving before.
ProCredit Group

http://www.procredit-holding.com/front_content.php?idcat=3

Organizational Strengths

R
The population excluded from access to financial services is huge, and ProCredit is serving a particular market niche that nobody was serving before.
Rashtriya Gramin Vikas Nidhi (RGVN) (1 recommendation) They stand out by working in the northeast part of India.
Rashtriya Gramin Vikas Nidhi (RGVN)

http://www.rgvnindia.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They stand out by working in the northeast part of India.
SHARE Microfin Limited (1 recommendation) They reach the poorest in underserved India.
SHARE Microfin Limited

http://www.sharemicrofin.com/

Organizational Strengths

N
They reach the poorest in underserved India.
SafeSave (1 recommendation) This organization is outstanding with its innovation.
SafeSave

http://www.safesave.org/

Organizational Strengths

O
This organization is outstanding with its innovation.
Save the Children Federation (1 recommendation) This organization stands out because it focuses its intervention for the cause of children in all developing countries.
Save the Children Federation
Gold-small

http://www.savethechildren.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
This organization stands out because it focuses its intervention for the cause of children in all developing countries.
Shakti Foundation (1 recommendation) This is an outstanding organization because leadership of women is established.
Shakti Foundation

http://www.theshaktifoundation.com/

Organizational Strengths

N
This is an outstanding organization because leadership of women is established.
Shared Interest (1 recommendation) This organization is smartly focused on a manageable target.
Shared Interest

http://www.sharedinterest.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
This organization is smartly focused on a manageable target.
Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDROP) (1 recommendation) This organization stands out with its scale of program, innovations, and unique micro-health insurance scheme.
Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDROP)

http://www.skdrdpindia.org/

Organizational Strengths

O
This organization stands out with its scale of program, innovations, and unique micro-health insurance scheme.
Small Enterprise Foundation (SEF) (1 recommendation) They are constantly trying to measure impact on the poor and to improve impact on the poor.
Small Enterprise Foundation (SEF)
Silver-small

http://www.sef.co.za/

Organizational Strengths

O
They are constantly trying to measure impact on the poor and to improve impact on the poor.
Society for Social Service (SSS) (1 recommendation) It has poverty and poor focused products. It is transparent and the sponsors are committed.
Society for Social Service (SSS)

http://www.sssbangladesh.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
It has poverty and poor focused products. It is transparent and the sponsors are committed.
Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation (1 recommendation) They are outstanding because of their understanding of the true nature of microfinancing.
Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation
Silver-small

http://www.seedco.org/

Organizational Strengths

N
They are outstanding because of their understanding of the true nature of microfinancing.
Taytay Sa Kauswagan, Inc. (TSKI) (1 recommendation) The increase of their assets and extent of staff capacity building is impressive.
Taytay Sa Kauswagan, Inc. (TSKI)

http://www.tski.com.ph/news.php?start_from=10&ucat=2,4&archive=&subaction=showfull&id=1259117232&build=1&last_seen=8&skip-cpanelsync=1&notify_cpanel=1&archive_backup=0&reset_httpd_config_to_default=0

Organizational Strengths

O
The increase of their assets and extent of staff capacity building is impressive.
TechnoServe (1 recommendation) It understands that microfinance is not just about lending to the poor, but instead is about creating and enhancing real businesses that can grow and link to global markets.
TechnoServe
Silver-small

http://www.technoserve.org/

Organizational Strengths

O
It understands that microfinance is not just about lending to the poor, but instead is about creating and enhancing real businesses that can grow and link to global markets.
The Lead Foundation (1 recommendation) They have a focus on women and outreach.
The Lead Foundation

http://www.lead.org.eg/default.html

Organizational Strengths

O
They have a focus on women and outreach.
Triple Jump (1 recommendation) Triple Jump is outstanding because it assists many microfinance institutions reach new levels.
Triple Jump

http://www.triplejump.eu/

Organizational Strengths

O
Triple Jump is outstanding because it assists many microfinance institutions reach new levels.
Tulay sa Pag-unlad, Inc. (TSPI) (1 recommendation) It makes financials servable to the poor for a wide variety of purposes, for which the poor need support.
Tulay sa Pag-unlad, Inc. (TSPI)

http://www.tspi.org/aboutUs.htm

Organizational Strengths

R
It makes financials servable to the poor for a wide variety of purposes, for which the poor need support.
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) (1 recommendation) UNCDF is facilitating in bringing microfinance to hitherto un-served and underserved areas.
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

http://www.uncdf.org/english/index.php

Organizational Strengths

O
UNCDF is facilitating in bringing microfinance to hitherto un-served and underserved areas.
UpLift India Association (UIA) (1 recommendation) Its solidarity-based structure works very well.
UpLift India Association (UIA)

http://www.upliftindia.org/

Organizational Strengths

R
Its solidarity-based structure works very well.
Women for Women International (1 recommendation) They stand out with the dedication of their leadership.
Women for Women International
Bronze-small

http://www.womenforwomen.org/

Organizational Strengths

O
They stand out with the dedication of their leadership.
World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) (1 recommendation) WOCCU relies almost entirely on user savings; it is committed to user ownership and has achieved vast outreach. It is responsive to changing needs in a changing environment.
World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU)

http://www.woccu.org/

Organizational Strengths

O
WOCCU relies almost entirely on user savings; it is committed to user ownership and has achieved vast outreach. It is responsive to changing needs in a changing environment.

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