About Microcredit

Microcredit is programs extending small loans, and other financial services such as savings, to very poor people for self-employment projects that generate income, allowing them to care for themselves and their families. La Maman Mole Motuke lived in a wrecked car in a suburb of Kinshasa, Zaire with her four children. If she could find …

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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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Microcredit Borrower Stories

Read some of the inspiring true stories of microcredit borrowers from around the world… Table of Contents Ana Ruiz from NicaraguaGonuguntla Mariamma from IndiaJanèt Dèval from HaitiAlice Pallewela from Sri LankaAlemnesh Geressu from EthiopiaAltagracia Damian from the Dominican RepublicFlora Matiasi from MalawiJulia Sairitupac from PeruAnastacia Abella from the PhilippinesMable Mambwe from ZambiaNurajahan from BangladeshKatakana Strzelinska …

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PRESS INFORMATION

Press must register at regular registration, then check in at Press Room #2, second floor, Mezzanine.    Table of Contents:    See How Microcredit is Changing Africa  (For PDF version, click here).       What About the Other Africa?  (For PDF version, click here).       Microcredit Helps Ease the Burden of AIDS in Africa  (For PDF version, click here).       African Microenterprise AIDS Initiative  (For PDF version, click here).       Building …

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Pathways Out of Poverty Book Series

Table of Contents New Pathways Out of Poverty (published in 2011)More Pathways Out of Poverty (published in 2006)Pathways Out of Poverty (published in 2002) New Pathways Out of Poverty (published in 2011) Available in three languages: English: purchase on Amazon French and Spanish: US $20 (contact us at info[at]microcreditsummit.org to find out how you can purchase a copy) …

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The differences between microloans and payday loans

Microloans and payday loans are sometimes conflated, but very different types of financial products. Both are small loans to low-income individuals who typically have no credit score or access to traditional financial products. However, microloans are designed to help low income individuals start businesses, whereas payday loans are designed to give short term credit between …

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Discussion Forum

The Microcredit Summit Secretariat is moderating a discussion group via regular post and E-mail on poverty indicators and measurements to assist our Research Director in monitoring the progress of the campaign. If you would like to participate, please read Poverty Measurement Discussion Group Paper # 1 (in Spanish) (in French), Targeting the Poorest and Covering Costs by David …

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Papers Commissioned by the Microcredit Summit Campaign

Welcome to the new home of Microcredit Summit Campaign’s commissioned papers. The following papers were prepared for the Microcredit Summit Campaign by leaders in the field of microcredit. Select a paper below to read the executive summary, then choose the format in which to read it. These papers are available as “.pdf” files that can …

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