microinsurance

The Hottest Trend in Microfinance: Village Savings and Loan Associations

"Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs), based in the community, are complementary to MFIs, tending to serve the very poor whose income is irregular and less reliable and who may not be full-time business people." -- Hugh Allen, founder, VSL Associates, and Mark Staehle, enterprise advisor, Chars Livelihoods Programme

The Paris Appeal: A Call for Microfinance Reform

"You need different regulation for microfinance; sometimes that's hard to get." -- Lars Thunell, Executive Vice President and CEO, International Finance Corporation

Kilimo Salama: Farmers in Kenya Cash in on a New Microinsurance Program

"Insurance...offers significant capacity and ability to understand, manage, and spread risks associated with weather-related events...increasingly so in developing countries and economies in transition." -- Evan Mills, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory[1] It's not easy being a farmer in Kenya, where less than a fifth of the land is suitable for cultivati

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