Category Archives: Community Banks

Feliz Día de los Muertos!

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Feliz día de los muertos! English translation below La Calaverita: México no es México sin sus fiestas, y el Día de Muertos no es nada sin un buen borlote. Y qué mejor manera de encender los corazones, sino con una buena Calavera. Estas poesías populares son nuestro mejor retrato con la muerte, en ellas el ...

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Las reuniones virtuales de los grupos en redes sociales como Facebook y Whatsapp

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[Please page down for English translation.] En estos tiempos comunicarse gracias a la tecnología es mucho más fácil que hace algunos años, a veces es la única forma en que amigos o familiares contactan y se comunican, por diversas razones: la distancia, el tiempo, la practicidad, la disponibilidad. En la misión de Philanthropiece se establece ...

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Telling Stories. Sharing Knowledge.

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We are incredibly proud of the people who design, inspire, lead, and participate in our programs. They are all integral parts of our community of changemakers, of men, women, and youth who are co-creating resilient communities. We are moved to hear their voices, learn from their actions, and share their stories. That's why, about once a ...

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Zikomo, Zambia!

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Philanthropiece's Field Coordinator, Jordan Bailey, recently returned from Zambia, where he engaged deeply with local savings groups in an effort to better understand and build our Community Banks program. While in Zambia, Jordan completed the field work portion of his course, "Savings Groups: Building Scale and Impact through Experimentation and Adaptation," which he took through the ...

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A Family that Saves

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We now have more communities strengthened in Baja California Sur, thanks to Philanthropiece! In the fall of 2014, officially joined the team Philanthropiece in Baja California Sur and my work in the city of La Paz and its surroundings has begun to bear fruit. By the closer of 2014, I had created two community banks in the ...

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Seeds of Savings: Welcome 2015!

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This post appears as part of an ongoing series of reports from the field called "Seeds of Savings," from our Regional Coordinator in Loreto, Martha Drew. Gracias, compañera!  The month of December was one of much hard work for the our Community Bank Program Regional Coordinators and our Field Coordinator, Jordan Bailey. We spent most of ...

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Seeds of Savings: Youth-Led Community Banks

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Martha Drew, Philanthopiece's Regional Coordinator for our Community Bank Program in BCS, Mexico, continues our blog series, "Seeds of Savings," on the impact that savings group are having in the region. This post is translated from Spanish, for the original version please page down. During the past year that I have been working as a Regional ...

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