Monday, 11 July 2016
The Mifos Innovation team of Ed Cable, Javier Borkenztain, and Luisa Martínez, landed in Ecuador today for an exciting week of work. Right off the bat, the team had their schedule booked. To start the day, they met with Carlos Córdova from IOU Fintech to be introduced to his team as well as briefed for tomorrow’s meeting. Carlos can be seen in the picture to the right presenting his plan for emoney in Ecuador.
After a short break, the team then had two meetings with the Central Bank of Ecuador, one with their technical team and the other with their public relations team.
Finally, the innovation team regrouped at Impacto, the social impact hub for Ecuador. Impacto has doubled in size since the last time the Mifos team visited Ecuador!
Long story short, the process of bringing Financial Inclusion 2.0 to Ecuador has began, yet there is so much more to come. In the following days, Javier, a member of our innovation team, has 8 interviews scheduled about the Mifos Financial Inclusion Cloud. He has 2 on TV, 1 on the radio, and one with the newspaper just tomorrow. There is still much more to be done and we look forward to filling you in with what happens each day of our trip.
-Jacob Kobzi, Business Development Intern