Category Archives: microfinance

The Future of Microfinance

The conference described below is now over, but follow the links and you will find summaries of the discussion, which are a good picture of what the microfinance community is thinking about. * * * You may be interested in … Continue reading

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Mobile Phones – Impact in Africa

Tonight there was an excellent piece by BBC Newsnight on the impact of mobile phones in Africa generally, and Kenya specifically. See the 18 minute video here. (Or a short text article with alternate video link here.) It’s also a … Continue reading

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Muhammad Yunus on web and video

As you probably know, Muhammad Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize this year. The text of his lecture at the awards ceremony is available here. The video of the lecture is currently not working, but footage of the ceremonial parts … Continue reading

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Breaking through poverty with microfinance

There’s some very good material on YouTube about microfinance. If you know little about this powerful approach to tackling poverty, the first video below “Breaking through poverty with microfinance” is an excellent place to start. It is, of course, a … Continue reading

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Microfinance Funds Universe!

We knew microfinance was powerful, but funding the universe…? But on a more serious note, this site seems to be a good source of microfinance news, especially for those looking to get some return on their investment, and wanting to … Continue reading

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