Work (and play) in an Active PHB Summer
PHB Development recognizes the importance of a healthy of balance work and home life, so while many of our associates and clients are enjoying summer holidays, we also ensure that existing client needs are met in a timely manner.
PHB Development recognizes the importance of a healthy of balance work
and home life, so while many of our associates and clients are enjoying summer
holidays, we also ensure that existing client needs are met in a timely manner.
As this Summer 2017 season nears an end, we would like to take a brief look at
the results some of our staff have been pursuing.
Isabelle Musat has
been busy in the continuing development of a series
of Toolkits for financial service providers, in
partnership with UNCDF MicroLead and the MasterCard Foundation. The series
of 6 practical Toolkits is designed to guide financial institutions in
introducing digital financial services and boosting their uptake. Four of the
hands-on guides have been published so far, and have been described as a
“recipe for success.”
Chris Statham lives in Malawi and is supporting FINCA
Malawi through research, implementation and the launch of a mobile
savings-and-loans product. His efforts include assisting in applications for
funds that will be used to create and introduce innovative DFS products. Chris
supports FINCA Zambia in their proposal for Mobile Savings and Loans product
funding, and is also part of the ‘Toolkit team’.
Andrew Tumwesigye is
working on the pilot phase of DFS implementation at Mcleod Russel tea company
in Uganda. He is supporting various aspects for the payment service provider
MTN to scale payments to tea workers at the Muzizi tea estate:
- Designing payee registration processes
- Payment processes & procedures
- Activity work and roll out plans, including
training and sensitization
- Pre & post payment assessments
Jean Daniel Baloucoune is based in Senegal and working on the diagnostic study of the
capacity of La Banque Centrale des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (BCEAO). The
study analyzes payments data and payments systems, aiming to identify
commercial opportunities and refine BCEAO’s regional financial inclusion
PHB is happy to be meeting
the needs of its clients during the summer months and our staff are looking
forward to new possibilities in the rest of 2017 on onward!