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A new debate on microfinance?

While microfinance was very popular when first trotted out, the scheme seems to have quietly sunk under the weight of the multitude of criticisms thrown at it. Denigrating microfinance has suddenly not simply become fashionable, but accepted in media and development circles. Yet are microfinance schemes still carrying on apace below the radar, unnoticed but [...]  [Read More... ]

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Here are some headline impacts which a donation of £50,000 to our partners would achieve: An additional 1,600 microentrepreneurs accessing microloans in Niassa, northern Mozambique (a province the size of England which currently has just 6 bank branches) 5,500 more people with savings accounts in northern Mozambique, enabling them to manage seasonal incomes and protect [...]  [Read More... ]

Partner: Five Talents Needs: Tanzania is ranked 152 out of 187 countries in the UN Human Development Index. Life expectancy is 58.9 years. GNI per capita is $1,383 (PPP). 68% of the population live on less than $1 per day and 38% are under-nourished. 1 in 20 people aged 15 to 49 are HIV positive. [...]  [Read More... ]

Partner: The MicroLoan Foundation Needs: Malawi is ranked 170 out of 187 countries in the UN Human Development Index. Life expectancy is 54.8 years and GNI per capita is $774 (PPP). 74% of the population live on less than $1 per day and 23% are undernourished. 1 in 10 people aged 15 to 49 are [...]  [Read More... ]

Partner: Opportunity International Needs: Mozambique is ranked 185 out of 187 countries in the UN Human Development Index. Life expectancy in Mozambique is 50.7 years. 60% of the population live on less than $1 per day, GNI per capita is $906 (PPP). 39% of the population are undernourished. 1 in 8 people aged 15 to [...]  [Read More... ]

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