User Meetup - Join Us Thursday April 26
Update: We had a great turnout for our April 26 user meetup - a dozen people turned out to catch the demo of the Mifos-ACC accounting module led by Shiva from Hugo Technologies. We had several new meetup participants from our Africa community so happy to see you there and look forward to you attending again in the future. Notes from the meeting have been added to the wiki and if you'd like to see how Mifos-ACC works, check out the video demonstration.
Thank again to those who attend our last User Meetup on April 12. George Lteif from Al Majmoua shared a nice presentation that helped to connect the community over similar challenges being faced. Here's a link to George's presentation and the notes from the meeting if you weren't able to attend.
- User Presentation from an MFI in India.
- Demonstration of Accounting Proof of Concept from Hugo Technologies and FinA
- Introduction of Mifos X Individual Lending functionality
- Discussion of Volunteer Opportunities
- Discussion on Improving Client Protection in Mifos
- Outreach on the Ground Blog Series
Here are a few posts we've made to the blog since our last meeting that we'd like to highlight:
Mifos on Mashable.com - Microfinance: Why Open Source Means Bigger Impact
Demonstration of Mifos X - Test it Out Now!
Regional Community Champions - Lead your local Mifos Community
In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we shared a post outlining the many ways to get involved as a volunteer. One new way that we're looking for support from our implementers is in the role of Regional Community Champion. A major goal for this upcoming year is to increase the level of local collaboration by bringing community members together face to face in each region. In many regions from India to East Africa to Southeast Asia, we have got some hotspots of activity bubbling up. We're seeking individuals in the community who can cultivate some of these on-the-ground activities and plant the seeds of regional Mifos community hubs - it'll start with serving as the main contact person for your region, helping to make sure mailing list posts in your region get responded to, capturing requirements and then will hopefully grow into organizing workshops and meetups to bring people together. If you're interested in being the Regional Community Champion for your region, let me know!
Outreach on the Ground Blog Series - Share your Story!
One of the biggest benefits of our community is the sense of belonging and our unified commitment to our vision of 3 Billion Maries. We can strengthen those bonds that hold us together and deepen the connection our developers have to MFIs and borrowers on the ground by seeing how you all are using Mifos on a day to day basis. We launched a new series on our blog, Outreach on the Ground, to focus on our MFIs and the work they do each day. This time we shared some updates from African users, Nuru International and Lumana. We can only tell your story if you share it with us - this blog series is a compilation of the blog posts, newsletter stories, and updates you share about your organization. Please send them along so we can highlight them in this series and post them on Facebook.