In The Field

Microfinance Focus, May 10, 2010: Babuben, a middle aged woman runs a small grocery shop in  South Bangalore, India. In spite of sitting in a microfinance hub and surrounded by neighbours who have found a way out of poverty with the help of microfinance, she still chooses to stay away from it

Microfinance Focus, June 16, 2010: Despite being a constant subject of criticism, Moneylenders continue to be the lenders of last resort for the poor. Their matchless flexibility of lending big amounts at the oddest hours, gives them an unbeatable edge over microfinance and commercial banks.

Microfinance Focus December 29, 2010: Fatima Mansoori applied for a loan of Rs 25,000 from a microfinance institution in Bangalore for the purpose of starting a grocery store in her neighborhood. She was able to pay up the loan in time and was quite satisfied with the services provided to her by the institution. However, her suggestion in the institution’s

Empowering Entrepreneurs

Since she was approved for a microloan three years ago, Sweety’s life has changed for the better. "I have new dreams and don't want to stop here. I want to make a bigger unit," she said.


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