While in Indonesia for a series of meetings, I had the chance to do my very first site visit for Mifos. Our host, the Koperasi Kasih Indonesia, welcomed us at their head office in northern Jakarta nearby the container port. We spent some time with the team to talk about the Koperasi and the procedures […]
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“We strongly believe that the world needs a mechanism to write cloud applications. We don’t want the cloud to be like the bad old days of the mainframe computer. There’s potentially some tension between people who want the cloud to be closed and proprietary and folks like us who want it to be an option […]
Hello Mifos Community! With the Mifos team traveling to Indonesia, we wanted to take the time to spotlight Kanopi, one of Mifos’s most productive partners. Kanopi is based in Indonesia and has been actively involved in both deploying the Mifos platform as well as building new features on top of it. Specifically, Kanopi has developed […]
Hello Mifos Community! This past week, the Indonesia Fintech Festival and Conference 2016 took place in Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia. The conference is a joint event between the Financial Services Authority (OJK) and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin). Although the conference is based on fintech, there was a special focus on Financial Inclusion […]
Hello Everyone! This past weekend, one of our premier early partners, SolDevelo (http://www.soldevelo.com), opened their Seattle office, expanding all the way from Poland. To celebrate the event, they were kind enough to invite some former members from the Grameen Foundation and the Mifos team to attend their opening celebration. I, Drew Fass, was lucky enough […]
After the Mifos Innovation Team finished their week in Ecuador, Luisa had the opportunity to stay in Pindal to hold a couple more meetings. Pindal is a small town in Ecuador that borders Peru. Even though it is composed of just 6000 people, it produces 90% of the corn in Ecuador. Luisa was joined by […]
Friday, July 15th, 2016 After a week of work, the Mifos Innovation team has seen it’s last day in Ecuador. The team met with the Dinero Electronico team in order to discuss regulations. Dinero Electronico saw eye-to-eye on the prospect of providing nano loans as a financial service. They also directed us to the right […]
Thursday, July 14th, 2016 The week is almost over but the Mifos Innovation team is still hard at work in Ecuador. The day started with the Innovation Team meeting with an organization that oversees a network of cooperatives. The biggest takeaway from the meeting is that the organization sees the value that the Mifos Financial […]
Wednesday, July 14, 2016 The Mifos Innovation Team has finished their 3rd day of work in their trip to Ecuador. Javier started Wednesday off strong with yet another interview on TV. He discussed the benefits that Electronic Money can have on Financial Inclusion. He also discussed the integration of mobile money within the Mifos Platform. […]
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 The Mifos innovation team saw no lack of action on their second day in Ecuador. After a busy first day, they got right back to work with multiple meetings and interviews scheduled for day 2. Javier started the day off presenting to SEPS, a regulator for cooperatives. The members of SEPS […]