We Are as Vulnerable as Our Clients
Vijayalakshmi Das, Managing Director at Ananya Finance for Inclusive Growth (Pvt.) Ltd. in India, talks to Larry Reed, Director of the Microcredit Summit Campaign. Vijayalakshmi mentions how the financial sector in India is as vulnerable as its clients, discussing the financial crisis in India, lessons learned, and how to work with future clients. Learn more.
Digital Transactions for Products the Poor Can Afford
Rodger Voorhies, Director of Financial Services for the Poor, Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in the United States, talks to Larry Reed, Director of the Microcredit Summit Campaign. Rodger discusses the benefits of digital transactions, explaining how they make services affordable, in addition to the overall benefits for the poor. Learn more.
Digital Transactions and Mobile Payment Systems
Robert Annibale, Global Director of Citi Microfinance in the United Kingdom, talks to Larry Reed, Director of the Microcredit Summit Campaign. Robert discusses the benefits of digital transactions and mobile payment systems. He considers the future of these services for MFIs and possible future partnerships. Learn more.
On the Psychology of Scarcity
Eldar Shafir, William Stewart Todd Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University in the United States, talks to Larry Reed, Director of the Microcredit Summit Campaign. Eldar examines the psychology of scarcity and its role in the lives of the very poor, explaining how scarcity affects microfinance clients and how the flexibility of MFIs can help resolve these issues. Learn more.
The Psychology of the Group
Luisa Brunori, Full Professor at Bologna University in Italy, talks to Lisa Laegreid, Deputy Director of the Microcredit Summit Campaign. Luisa addresses the psychology of microfinance clients living in severe poverty, underscoring how the psychology of the group needs to change and how microfinance institutions can assist in the process. Learn more.
Addressing Client Vulnerabilities
Gauthier Dieudonne, Director of Chemen Lavi Miyò (CLM) at Fonkonze in Haiti, talks to Lisa Laegried, Deputy Director of the Microcredit Summit Campaign. Gauthier assesses the vulnerabilities of the severe poor in microfinance, discussing the importance of erasing these vulnerabilities through confidence building and education. Learn more.
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