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How does Microcredit work?

Now that you have a basic understanding of the simple yet powerful origins of microcredit through Dr. Yunus’ amazing story, I’d like to walk readers through a typical microcredit model. 629 more words

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Video Of The Month: Dr. Muhammad Yunus @ Boston University

Building on my previous post about Dr. Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank, below is a video of Dr. Yunus speaking at my alma matter – Boston University, soon after he won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize. 37 more words

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Bringing Development at the Base of Pyramid

The directions by the Government to Members of Parliament to identify, adopt a village for development is a step in right direction. The Bottom-up approach if implemented will bring an all round development at the base of Pyramid. 802 more words

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A Brief History of Microfinance

Microfinance has been a part of history, in one way shape or form, since the introduction of currency. Community based lending is common place in many parts of the world as friends, family and local community members have worked to support each other in the face of adversity & tragedies. 406 more words

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A Chance to Get Involved - Kiva

In addition to the below post of the most-frequently used words, I’d like to begin highlighting organizations that readers can start getting involved with. This running list will also be reflected on the “Getting Involved” page of this blog (under development), along with other NGOs that require help from individuals with a variety of skill sets. 287 more words

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A Starting Point

As you can see in the posts below, I’ve been expounding the beneficial effects of micro-finance, lending to the poor, double bottom line businesses etc. If you are new to all of these “buzz-words”, you are probably wondering what exactly I’m talking about. 559 more words

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Who, What, Why?

As the title above suggests, this first blog post entry serves to highlight my motivations & expectations from this website. I am by no means an accomplished writer or an expert on microfinance/agriculture/financial inclusion and the myriad topics that I aim to discuss through this forum. 594 more words

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