> Posted by Kelley Mesa
Paul Rippey, a senior fellow with the Center for Financial Inclusion and manager of the Center’s Energy Links project, has started the blog ALTmf with a series of podcasts about savings groups. These groups – called Saving for Change by ACCION, VSLA by CARE, and SILC by CRS – are a new kind of microfinance centered on savings, totally member run, reaching people below the radar of many microfinance institutions, and with a focus on efficiency and transparency.
The blog is personal project of Paul’s, and as an independent site, he is working to make it as interesting and provocative as possible. Check it out, subscribe, and leave comments at http://www.altmf.com/.