MFPN DEPUTY CHAIRMAN ON ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA: PACIFIC BEAT
29 July 2011
In the final morning of the MFPN-led Pacific Microfinance Week, Mr. Greg Casagrande, Deputy Chairman of the Microfinance Pasifika Network, was featured on the Pacific Beat show on ABC Radio Australia, where he reflected on the week and the issues facing the region:
Mobile phones to extend microfinance reach
Pacific Microfinance Week wraps up in Port Vila, where global and Pacific microfinance experts have met to talk about issues facing the region.
High on the agenda has been expanding access to loans, savings and insurance for women and rural communities.
The week is sponsored by the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation who hope Pacific microfinance institutions can draw on expert knowledge to reach more communities.
Presenter: Geraldine Coutts
Speaker: Greg Casagrande, Deputy Chairman of the Microfinance Pasifika Network