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The Enduring Myth Of Microfinance
When microfinance-provision of financial services tailored to fit the needs of low income people – made its first appearance, everyone was infatuated by its narrative.
A microfinance organization and community development bank started in Bangladesh that makes small loans (known as microcredit or "grameencredit" to the impoverished without requiring collateral.
The Microfinance Delusion
Marred by Wall Street-Style Greed, Profiteering, Client Abuse, and Market Chaos
By celebrating self-help and individual entrepreneurship, and by implicitly discrediting all forms of collective effort, such as trade unions, social movements, cooperatives, public spending, a pro-po...
Microfinance or Debt Trap? What the Poor Don't Know
Qazi's article outlines how poorly designed microfinance initiatives harm rather than help low income borrowers.
The Power of a Dollar
Microcredit is nothing more than a socially validated way for financial elites to exploit the poor.
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