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Feb

[Video] Does financial inclusion via Microfinance reduce poverty?

London School of Economics Microfinance Society Debate, 2016-02-16, Dr Phyllis SantaMaria, Learning without Borders. Introduction –  Dr. SantaMaria Presentation – Dr. Bateman Presentation –  Read also – Does financial inclusion via Microfinance reduce poverty?

23
Feb

Does financial inclusion via Microfinance reduce poverty?

London School of Economics Microfinance Society Debate, 2016-02-16, Dr Phyllis SantaMaria, Learning without Borders It’s a great pleasure to be here in this debate, thanks to the LSE Microfinance Society. I’d like to start with questioning the phrase:  ‘reduce poverty’.  I’d like to change that to ‘improving quality of life’. We know there are many people …

3
Jun

Alternative Finance: Microinsurance

People at the bottom of the pyramid are more susceptible to the long-term impacts of emergencies and life crises due to the lack of low-cost insurance coverage.  In response to these needs, several new insurance products for the poor and uninsured have developed.  Microinsurance provides a range of insurance services, covering health, property, personal injury, …

3
Jun

Alternative Finance: Savings

A common problem in underserved markets is lack of access to savings, caused by distance and inefficiency.  Saving money is essential for businesses and individuals that want to expand and develop.  A secure way for saving money enables people to improve their lives with their own resources. Savings-led microfinance This form of microfinance is most …

3
Jun

Alternative Finance: Credit

Credit services are loans to MSMEs or individuals, often giving capital to those who could not get loans from commercial banks. The microcredit and Peer-to-Peer sectors are two of the fastest growing areas of Alternative Finance. Microcredit Some of the first Alternative Finance institutions were in microcredit, targeting the poor members of the community and …