Freedom from Hunger, as a founding member of the Microfinance CEO Working Group, is proud to endorse a new Road Map to guide the microfinance industry to the highest standards of practice, putting clients first and ensuring that our shared mission of alleviating poverty is achieved in the most responsible and ethical way possible.

The Road Map outlines the vision of the Microfinance CEO Working Group, which includes the CEOs of pioneering microfinance organizations ACCION, FINCA, Grameen Foundation USA, Opportunity International, Pro Mujer, VisionFund International, and Women’s World Banking.  The Map also provides practical guidelines and underscores the Group’s commitment to raising industry standards, starting with their own. 

Central to the Working Group’s vision is the support for three ambitious initiatives that are helping to lay the groundwork for a more responsible, client-focused and transformative industry: the Smart Campaign, MicroFinance Transparency and the Social Performance Task Force’s universal standards for social performance management.

The Microfinance CEO Working Group members call for their valued peers in the microfinance industry to take action by endorsing these three initiatives, transforming their principles into action, and striving for better ways to provide financial services for the poor. 

The Working Group welcomes your comments and feedback. Please contact Meghan Greene, manager of the Microfinance CEO Working Group, at