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Looking ahead in global microfinance

Looking ahead in global microfinance

My last week in India has come and gone, and I have been reflecting on the eight weeks I had...

The Limitations of Cash in Malawi

The Limitations of Cash in Malawi

The first thing I noticed when I arrived in Lilongwe was cash. While Zambia rebased its currency two years ago,...

Up for Review: the Client Protection Principles at Fundación Paraguaya

Up for Review: the Client Protection Principles at Fundación Paraguaya

Consider this the sequel to my last story about the Client Protection Principles. Planet Rating is visiting this week to conduct...

Dietary differences and health in India versus the U.S.

Dietary differences and health in India versus the U.S.

I was never a big fan of vegetarian food. As part of my everyday diet since I was a child,...

The temples of Cambodia

The temples of Cambodia

I have always been a big fan of the old architecture and big ancient temples. Therefore, being in Asia, I...

Protecting clients in microfinance

Protecting clients in microfinance

Imagine you are a farmer with a few scattered small plots of land where you cultivate beans, peanuts and maize....

The magic of the auto-rickshaw in Mumbai

The magic of the auto-rickshaw in Mumbai

When you’re in a hurry when it’s 80 degrees Fahrenheit outside and you’re stuck in horrible traffic, your best transportation...

3 Key Insights on Disability Inclusion from India

3 Key Insights on Disability Inclusion from India

Since I’ve written a good bit about microfinance these last weeks, I want to turn back to disability inclusion for...

Tea and Its History in India

Tea and Its History in India

When you walk on the streets of Mumbai, you can find on every corner typical street tea stalls, which are...

8 Weeks Spent 8,000 Miles Away

8 Weeks Spent 8,000 Miles Away

This last blog entry was penned in no-man’s-land. My passport has been stamped – I’ve officially departed India. And, I...