Microfinance Country Information
- Haiti -
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AS AN ORGANISATIONAL ETHOS in FONKOZE, Haiti
Fonkoze (Haiti) is in the process of moving from a situation where social responsibility is embedded within its organisational values (but not formally applied) to a more formal system of policies and procedures. However, Fonkoze is notable for the degree to which social responsibility is already part of its systems, processes and culture. A number of features are designed to protect and support clients, such as an emphasis on educating clients about product features and levels of credit based on evaluation of business capacity by credit agent. A key challenge for Fonkoze, now that its social responsibility policy is in place, is to develop procedures for its translation into practice, and for monitoring compliance and effectiveness.
Source: Soundbites - Imp-Act Consortium
FHAF, Haiti: The Fonds Haitien D'Aide a la Femme began its operations with a WWB loan guarantee programme in 1983. Using additional funds from IADB and local banks, FHAF operates a co-financing system, where members open bank accounts, and is responsible for its repayment directly to local banks. Its services include client identification and screening, loan analysis, loan approval and follow-up, training and management assistance etc.
FHAF, B.P. 15065, Petion-Ville, Haiti , Fax: +(509) 462-165
Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP), Haiti: MPP Haiti is a movement organized to combat the exploitation and dominantion of peasants. In addition to loans for self-employment, agricultural and emergency loans are also available. MMP Haiti requires that all clients save in a group savings account. Training in literacy and management of small business is available also. All first time borrowers are in the bottom 50% of those living below the national poverty line.
B.P. 15697, Pettonville, Haiti, Ph:(509)49-14-99, Fx:(509)49-27-55
Some key players in microfinance in Haiti:
- Banque d' l'Union Haitienne
- Inter-American Development Bank
- USAID-DA Project - PRET/FINNET
- ACLAM (World Concern)
- COD/EMH (Methodist Church)
- FINCA - Haiti
- FODEPE (World Vision)
- Fond d'Espoir
- Opportunity International
- APTECH (Plan)
- Caritas-Gonaives (CRS)
- Caritas- Jacmel (CRS)
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