What to write MFI Profile What is it? : Essentially a biography of an MFI that tells us who, what, when, where, and why about the MFI. Why?: A number of reasons, including highlighting our partners on our website.
What is it? : Essentially a biography of an MFI that tells us who, what, when, where, and why about the MFI.
Why?: A number of reasons, including highlighting our partners on our website.
Things to Remember: A good biography brings together a number of different sources of information—the MFI’s mission statement; a quote or two from the CEO, field officer, client; last year’s financial statement; history; photographs; and anything else that tells the story of the MFI.
Number of Pages: no longer than 1 page.
Examples: Can circulate.
InterviewsWhat it is? Chance to hear views of someone in the sector on interesting issues or topics.Things to remember: Target a person with something interesting to say, and select interesting questions. Ask the person what they would like to discuss in advance, and show a list of possible questions you may ask so they can give better responses. Number of pages: Can be quite long before editing. If you begin with 10-15 questions and let the person answer freely, it can be from 10 to 15 pages. After editing for clarity and content, it can easily be 1/3 the length.
Examples: SKS Health Insurance study for WB; Remittances proposal
Example: HBS Case Study on Basix – How to Sell Weather Insurance
CDS overloaded with work:
From the interactions I had with the CDS chairpersons, they are loaded with too much of work. Housing is only one part of the whole Kudumbashree programme. CDS being the body engaged in all the activities tends to be overloaded with work. But they do not complain. They are volunteers and hence very happy to do work for their community. Banks too do not feel the burden of extra work due to this scheme because CDS personnel work on the behalf of them. It is easily noticeable that the reason why this scheme is doing well in some panchayats is because the CDS in that panchayat has been very supportive…
There’s no specific rule, but make it consistent within a paper