India

Is Microfinance Innovating Enough?

Is Microfinance Innovating Enough?

Wrapping up my time here in Bangalore has me thinking about the big picture of financial inclusion. Microfinance is just...

Perspectives: Rooftops, Desks, and Reports

Perspectives: Rooftops, Desks, and Reports

*Beep, beep, beep*, the persistent cries of the alarm woke me. Rolling over, I grabbed my iPhone, and slid my...

Financial inclusion: one piece of the poverty puzzle

Financial inclusion: one piece of the poverty puzzle

During the five weeks I have been in India, the bulk of my exposure to the financial inclusion field has...

First impressions of Mumbai

First impressions of Mumbai

You can imagine India before arriving there from all the things that can be found online and in newspapers, by...

The Faces of Microfinance: Children and Education

The Faces of Microfinance: Children and Education

It might have been the pasty whiteness of my skin, radiating in the sunlight, or my comparatively tall 6 foot...

Living in Mumbai: A retrospective

Living in Mumbai: A retrospective

Wow – By the time this post goes up on the blog, I will be back in the United States....

Field Notes From… Urban Microlending in Southern India

Field Notes From… Urban Microlending in Southern India

This past week I had a chance to see some of the disability inclusion work Accion has facilitated in the field,...

The Faces of Microfinance: Financial literacy for women in India

The Faces of Microfinance: Financial literacy for women in India

This is Tetra. She lives in Saketnager, a village on the outskirts of Varansi. The village is comprised of a...

What’s Working: Mumbai Edition

What’s Working: Mumbai Edition

It is hard to believe, but we are getting close to the end of my time in India. Don’t worry,...

Disability Inclusion: Mainstream or Differentiated?

Disability Inclusion: Mainstream or Differentiated?

There’s no doubt that people with disabilities in India are excluded from many social institutions and that this marginalization leads...