We Are as Vulnerable as Our Clients

Commercialization of the microfinance sector has driven the growth much faster than the sector could absorb. The growth was 200%, 300% growth, amazing. Then there were lots of other pressures that came with growth and everybody’s interest had to be taken care of. Maybe in the priority list, client interest became the least important one.Somehow

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Top 10 Reasons That Fewer Loans Are Going to the Poorest

What has caused a reduction in microfinance clients worldwide? And why have all of those reductions been from the poorest clients? Here are our top 10 reasons. 10. Andhra Pradesh crisis in India—Our reports show that India accounts for almost all of the reduction in clients worldwide. Most of these reductions come from Andhra Pradesh, where

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Reaching Fewer

In 2011, fewer of the world’s poorest families received access to microcredit and other financial services than had in 2010. This marks the first time since the Campaign started recording Institutional Action Plans in 1998 that both the total number of clients and the number of poorest families reached has declined from one year to the next

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