Microfinance

Microfinance’s Dickensian Moment: Looking for the Age of Wisdom at the Global Microcredit Summit

"Never before has there been such inspiring innovation in the field of microfinance, nor such cause for concern." -- Sam Daley-Harris, director, Microcredit Summit Campaign

Welcome to the Participation Age: Hillary Clinton Calls for Elimination of Economic Barriers to Women

"We are entering the Participation Age, where every individual, regardless of gender or other characteristics, is poised to be a contributing and valued member of the global marketplace." -- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton{1}

Show Me Your Pricing Data: Transparency Helps Philippines Lead Global Microfinance

"The Philippines receives a perfect score...for the way it regulates the microcredit activities of established financial institutions." -- Economist Intelligence Unit, "Global Microscope on the Microfinance Business Environment"

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: The Deceleration of Microfinance

"We never said microfinance was a silver bullet." -- Muhammad Yunus, founder, Grameen Bank

Small Loans + Fine Print = Big Problems: Striking the Regulatory Balance for Microfinance in India

"It would be a shame if over-regulation choked funds going to the poor." -- Vijay Govindarajan, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College{1}

Pass the Gromperekichelcher: Impact Investing, Luxembourg Style

A new Luxembourg impact investment fund focuses on lifting up the world's poor

India’s Microfinance Collapse and Educated Second Rising

India, considered the epicenter of the developing world Microfinance Institutions (MFIs), is facing a severe crisis.

Social Enterprise Investment Made Easy: ProFounder

How do you get investor buy-in for your social enterprise organization before its gotten off the ground?

A New Microfinance Concept for Entrepreneurs

Crowdfunding is new term that refers to an age-old idea. Learn how to fund your start-up without a bank.

Profit Is Good, Right?

The lucrative I.P.O. of SKS Microfinance has caused controversy in the social enterprise community.

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