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Project Arequipa: Lessons Learned

Project Arequipa: Lessons Learned

Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant Project Arequipa is completed. The learning curve in the project was steep. These are the lessons I learned. 1. More than just credit Fondesurco is a financial institution, but it is not just that....
Hard work pays off: 10 weeks in 1 post

Hard work pays off: 10 weeks in 1 post

Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant How to use technology to serve clients better? How to leverage financial technology for rural clients of a microfinance institution in southern Peru? The objective of project Arequipa was to answer...
How a $27 loan transformed the lives of millions

How a $27 loan transformed the lives of millions

Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant In 1974, Bangladesh suffered from the worst famine in decades. A combination of flooding, mismanagement, and failure to distribute foodgrain stocks led to food shortages in Northern Bangladesh. An...
The roots of financial exclusion

The roots of financial exclusion

Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant How can it be that entrepreneurs with great skills, a solid business plan and a clear market opportunity still have a hard time to get funding? The answer lies in economics. Blessings of the free...
Fintech: Not Rocket Science

Fintech: Not Rocket Science

Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant Jelmer Griepink Fintech Consultant This post explains what is meant by FinTech and the powerful tools for financial inclusion it embodies. To turn FinTech into an instrument for the promotion of inclusive finance, understanding is a...
Official announcement Project Arequipa

Official announcement Project Arequipa

After months of preparation I am proud to publicly announce the Arequipa project! The aim of this project is to help a financial institution serving Peruvian MSMEs with applying FinTech solutions in the credit process. The project will kick-off in January 2018. Will...