Micro Insurance Academy
Dimagi is launching a pilot with MIA to help with premiums calculations. Household members are registered and asset values are calculated programmatically, allowing for frontline workers to focus on providing counseling videos on claims coverage. Data collected are stored on CommCareHQ to allow for swift payouts in the event of a claim. This system is designed to expand into extremely low-resource settings while shifting claims management to an off-site, remote setting to reduce overhead expenditures.
The current microfinance system in Senegal assumes that farmers are too poor to save. myAgro disagrees with this assumption. Instead, they are helping farms save little-by-little. Through their bank-less savings scheme, average harvests for myAgro farmers increase by 50% – 100% over traditional farms and net farming income increases $150-$300 per farmer. MyAgro uses CommCare to decrease the amount of time to enroll each farmer, increase real-time data processing for faster data-driven decision making, improve data quality, and reduce human resources and enrollment materials costs associated with staff time, pen & paper, etc.
A Glimmer of Hope
A Glimmer of Hope invests in community-led, integrated solutions that transform the lives of rural Ethiopian families. To support agriculture growth, income and savings, Glimmer provides financial and business training with small loans. In 2019, Glimmer deployed CommCare to support and improve the organization’s monitoring and evaluation activities. Locally-based community facilitators use the CommCare application on mobile tablets to monitor and track the progress of loan recipients. Through the hidden-values feature, Glimmer is able to quickly identify issues with on-time loan repayments and other challenges and provide additional support to borrowers. CommCare’s off-line capabilities, case management features, and easy access to real-time data have enhanced Glimmer’s service provision and program tracking.
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applications that are everything
from simple and straightforward to
those with challenging and unique
designs and use cases.”
- Ted Barlow, President
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control the experience of our fieldbased
data collectors, which
drastically reduced human error.”
- Bhawna Mangla, Senior Research Associate
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and spread the message about our
impact in fighting global climate
change and extreme poverty.”
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