Microcredit Summit

Alliance of Health and Microfinance

The Health and Microfinance  Alliance, established by the Microcredit Summit Campaign and Freedom from Hunger, provides access to an international team of microfinance, health, and development practitioners, researchers and policy makers working with microfinance organizations around the world to implement and test innovative approaches to address poverty. Independently and collaboratively, the two organizations are working …

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Borrower Stories: Ethiopia

Alemnesh Geressu is one member of the Women’s Poverty Lending Program of CRS/Ethiopia (operated in collaboration with the local counterpart, Meki Vicariate, 110 km southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). Alemnesh lives with her husband, a poor farmer with no land, and their six children. For years, Alemnesh subsisted through petty trade, gaining a small profit, most of which …

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Microloans: What are they and how to get one?

What are Microloans? Microloans, are small, short term loans extended to entrepreneurs and smal busines owners to help kickstart the company’s growth. The amount of the average microloan ranges between $500 and $50,000 in the United States. One particular type of microloan is the SBA loan, which is a business loan guaranteed by the Small …

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About the Microcredit Summit Campaign Project

An Introduction to the Microcredit Summit Campaign Contents What is Microcredit? What is the Microcredit Summit Campaign? What are the core themes of the Microcredit Summit Campaign? Why give loans to very poor people for self-employment? Who are the poorest families? Why target Women? How are institutions, other than microcredit lenders, contributing to the Summit’s …

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