I am happy to announce the start of project Arequipa, a collaboration with FONDESURCO to increase impact for their clients in rural areas in South Peru!
FONDESURCO is a farmer cooperative founded in 1994 to support farmers and traders in rural villages underserved by traditional banks. The cooperative provides access to credit and other financial services to those previously not included in the financial system. FONDESURCO was founded as an NGO born from the collaboration of 4 NGOs serving the underbanked in the region. Since 2014 it is operating as a cooperative. It’s headquarters are based in Arequipa, Peru.
The aim of this project is to investigate how FinTech innovations can increase the impact FONDESURCO is able to make for their members. Solutions that decrease costs and processing time, or increase the number of people reached and the perceived quality of products are in scope. Also, the conditions for successful implementation of solutions will be researched.
The research will be conducted between January and April 2018. The results of the project will be published on this website.
We’ll keep you posted!