SANABEL CONFERENCE 2018

The LMFA team attended two SANABEL conferences, one in 2017 held in Beirut, Lebanon and the second in 2018 held in Amman, Jordan. In 2017, the LMFA’s program manager participated in a panel discussion about MFA’s and presented the Lebanese Network. LMFA staff attended within the Sanabel Conference in 2018 the Responsible Finance and Fintech…

THE SEEP NETWORK SUPPORT IN STRATEGIC & BUSINESS PLANNING

In 2018, SEEP Network deployed their consultants, Sonya Salanti, Christopher Addison and Ajay Bhandoola into Beirut to assist us with the development of a strategic business plan that was presented to the board in their presence. A donor landscape study was launched in parallel to point us towards the potential partnerships, services and grants that…

THE SEEP NETWORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The SEEP network conference had a comprehensive impact on the direction the LMFA’s strategy and business plan should be set and it was a good platform for exchange with other networks and learn from their experience. The industry is expanding its horizons into a broader scale as the digital disruption reshapes the Financial Inclusion Landscape…

TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY & INTERACTIVE TRAINING

Our biggest challenge as a Network is bringing people together. This activity opened the door to a new page of collaboration among the member’s employees. It has succeeded in reducing the distancing and creating respect among peers. The sessions, held at Riviera Hotel in Beirut,  were facilitated by Ms. Ola Hariri, Program Manager of the…

CONSUMER EDUCATION –FINANCIAL LITERACY

In October 2018, the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) launched a nation-wide awareness campaign targeting low income families with a developmental aim to strengthen skills, develop awareness and utilize local resources. The topics ranged from Addiction, Reproductive health, Family Education, Psychosocial support, Nutrition and Community Development. The Family Education component is mainly related to the…

FINANCIAL LITERACY TRAINING

The LMFA sought this project in alignment with its mission to enable financial inclusion to the excluded and low income population. It aligns with the Global SDG’s namely number 1- No poverty, Number 8- Decent work and economic growth, Number 10- Reduced inequalities, Number 17-Partnerships for the goals. This year, the financial Literacy project developed…

AZERBAIJIAN PEER EXCHANGE TRIP

A peer exchange, facilitated by the SEEP Network extending its capacity building services through the Livelihoods and Inclusive Finance (LIFE) program, was presented to the staff and board members of the Lebanese Microfinance Association (LMFA). On January 14, 2018 four LMFA board member representatives, two LMFA staff and one member of the LIFE team took…