microfinance

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Franchising in Paraguay: Beyond Microfinance

By Dennis van Erp The World Wide Web tells us that: “traditional franchising is when a firm with an established...

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Steve Gross: The Missionary of Microfinance

By Jordan Coriza   If Accion’s 53-year history were represented as a pie chart, it might arguably have only three...

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3 Reasons Microfinance Still Matters

By Emma Kelsey “Banco Occidente, Banco Caja Social, Citibank, BBVA…” Don Hugo listed off the banks he had taken loans...

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Myanmar: The Final Frontier

By Jordan Coriza One of the first things you might notice when you arrive in Yangon, Myanmar are the painted...

3 Reasons Microfinance Still Matters

3 Reasons Microfinance Still Matters

“Banco Occidente, Banco Caja Social, Citibank, BBVA…” Don Hugo listed off the banks he had taken loans from in the...

The Haitian Way

By Sydney Moyer I breathe a sigh of relief as I step into the back of the van, its dark...

Navigating the Slums of Mumbai

Navigating the Slums of Mumbai

One of the first things you notice when arriving at Mumbai (after the popular auto-rickshaws) are the slums. These slums...

Inside a group lending project in India

Inside a group lending project in India

Last week, I had the opportunity to learn more about some of the work carried out by Swadhaar Information and...

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...

Poverty and the Pope in Paraguay

Poverty and the Pope in Paraguay

Against all odds, the sun is shining brightly. There is a feeling of excitement hanging in the air – excitement,...