social performance

MasterCard Analyzes Financial Inclusion Data for Social Impact

By Juan David Nuñez Hurtado Global technology company MasterCard is committed to financial inclusion. In addition to supporting Accion, it...

Can’t buy me love?

Can’t buy me love?

Love, to most of us, is one of those things that just has no easy measure, similar to art or to happiness....

Measuring Microfinance Impact

Measuring Microfinance Impact

As Acción Ambassadors, our mission is to document the impact of microfinance. Last year, Fundación Paraguaya, -like many organizations maturing-, started feeling the need to measure their impact on client’s lives and to document it. Do they help clients progress out of poverty? Do they eliminate poverty? Fundación Paraguaya chose to develop its own tool: the "Traffic light" showing in red, yellow and green, areas of poverty and needed improvements. They “took a picture” of poverty in June 2010 for some groups, and are currently taking another one of the same groups to monitor changes. Rosa, Cristina and Petronilla were some of those clients...