Poverty Outreach Findings: Mibanco, Peru

Accion's InSight Series, Forthcoming

14 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2005

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Karen Horn Welch

Stanford University - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Patty Devaney

ACCION International


This report presents ACCION's analysis and findings regarding the poverty profiles of microfinance clients at Mibanco, Peru. In this first institutional analysis in ACCION's Poverty Outreach project, the authors analyze client income data to compare borrower poverty levels with urban, national and international poverty lines. The study also compares demographic and socio-economic characteristics of clients and non-clients. Finally, an on-going monitoring system is proposed to enable MFIs to better understand their clients and trends in their portfolios, quantify the fulfillment of their social missions, and develop new products and policies focused on poorer levels of clients.

Keywords: Mibanco peru poverty outreach poverty levels MFI

JEL Classification: N16, N36, N86, O54, I32, I3

Suggested Citation

Horn Welch, Karen and Devaney, Patty, Poverty Outreach Findings: Mibanco, Peru. Accion's InSight Series, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=771643

Karen Horn Welch (Contact Author)

Stanford University - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

Patty Devaney

ACCION International ( email )

56 Roland Street
Suite 300
Boston, MA 02129
United States

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