Microfinance introduction

Micro credit is lending small amounts (and the definition of small varies) to those who often do not have access to traditional lenders

  1. Microcredit

    Microcredit is the extension of very small loans ( microloans) to impoverished borrowers who typically lack collateral, steady employmen...

  2. Muhammad Yunus on Microfinance . Enterprising Ideas . NOW | PBS

    Dr. Muhammad Yunus is known throughout the world as a pioneer of the microcredit concept that uses small loans made at affordable interes...

  3. A History of Microfinance - Dr Muhammad Yunus

    Professor Dr Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi economist and founder of the Grameen Bank, an institution that provides microcredit to help ...

  4. Yunus: Microcredit Should Be Used to Help the Poor: Video

    Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus comments on the growing popularity of microcredit. He speaks with Rishaad Salamat on Bloomberg Television's...

  5. Can Microlending Save Haiti?

    Léogâne, Haiti VENANTE LINO, a small-business owner who lost nearly everything in the devastating earthquake in January, stood in line he...

  6. Microcredit in Haiti Part 1 - How microcredit can create opportunity

    This is part one in a three part blog series exploring World Concern's microcredit program in Haiti. Consider this a little 'behind the s...

  7. Great source of data

    Good look at banking in haiti (lack thereof?) and need to microfinance

  8. Microlending in Haiti - Timothy Schwartz - Open Salon

    Not all peaches and cream "... there are aspects of the industry that are disturbing and ring of past failure."

  9. Microlending success for a Haitian Small Grocery store

    Lending small amounts of money can sometimes make a big difference. Here is an example of a microloan of $2000 USD that dramatically impr...

  10. MicroCredit example: Tailor Shop in Haiti

    Microlending can be a powerful stimulus. Here we examine a tailor shop that hopes to employ 10 people.

  11. What is Microfinance?

    "Microfinance is not a [simple cure] for poverty–alleviation but a very effective tool in helping people to create their own jobs when th...

  12. Best Practices

    Learn from the best

  13. Micro credit only as good as the system

    HER sobbing can be heard throughout her village, Nagaram, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh (AP). When visitors from Hyderabad, the s...

  14. Studies are flawed

    This paper presents the opinion that most studies are micro loans are flawed.

  15. Banking on Haiti's Poor

    What can the poorest people do to aid economic development in their own communities? A great deal, when given easy access to financial se...

  16. Acumen Fund: Imagine a World...

    This video premiered at Acumen Fund's annual Gala Celebration on November 11, 2008. It features photography by Acumen staff and fellows, ...

  17. To Microcredit or Not to Microcredit?

    There has been a lot of debate recently on the effectiveness of microcredit solutions. Competing theories on international development ar...

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