Responding to HIV/AIDS Within MFIs in Mozambique: Lessons Learned From an Action Research Project

  • Date Posted: February 22, 2011
  • Authors: Frances Bundred, Jared Penner, Pauline Achola
  • Organizations/Projects: Mennonite Economic Development Associates
  • Document Types: Evidence or Research, Technical Report
  • Donor Type: U.S. Agency for International Development

This action research project provided HIV/AIDS technical assistance to four MFIs operating in areas of high HIV prevalence in Mozambique. Over eight months, the MFIs received training on how to mitigate the impacts of HIV/AIDS on their institutions, the equivalent of 10 days of technical assistance from professional microfinance consultants, and a limited amount of funding for the activities and services carried out under their HIV/AIDS Action Plans. The four institutions were diverse, with a wide range of institutional and client sizes, geographic locations, and lending methodologies.