It’s been a non-stop Social Performance Management (SPM) adventure the last few weeks! Chiko, the SPM Officer, and I have been travelling all over the country facilitating workshops for all the field staff in the various regions. With the help of a training committee – composed of our star trainers from each region – the workshops have allowed our staff to focus on key SPM issues using role play, small group discussions, games and songs. The staff came up with all manner of good ideas, including using secret voting for groups to screen potential clients to ensure group quality, providing more standardised guidance to groups in how to formulate their Constitution which governs the way the group runs, and ensuring clients take responsibility for each other’s loan sizes and visit each others’ businesses to check on progress. The picture shows a training committee member explaining ones of the games.