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Can You Live on Less than $1.50 a Day?

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Globally, about 1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty, surviving on less than $1.25 a day. This is a huge number of people, roughly four times the population of the United States. 517 more words


Friday Five

  1. Two and a half billion people do not have access to formal financial services. Why is this so important? Financial inclusion helps lift people out of poverty and can help speed economic development.
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7 years in transparency

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>>Authored by Jesse Marsden, Manager, Research and Operations

If you haven’t read what Mary Ellen Iskenderian (Women’s World Banking… 577 more words


Why not a safety net for the moneylender

May 9, 2006

The Hindu BusinessLine

Money-lenders perform an essential service. Commercial banks will never supplant them. Take the money-lender out of the rural areas, the rate of suicides and the degree of despair will only rise, not abate. 19 more words


Microfinance is so hot right now

A quick look at my organisation, and why development professionals think that microfinance is the Solution for Everything. 772 more words

Life In Cambodia

Is Facebook's new payment service a game changer?

American Facebook users will soon be able to send payments through the Facebook Messenger app. The app will feature a $ sign above the keyboard which will lead you to a payments interface. 365 more words