Tags: microfinance

How Do We Save the Soul of Microfinance?

October 11th, 2014
in econ_news

The introduction of hard-nosed private sector investment and the age-old pressures of social norms mean microfinance institutions are at risk of losing their social conscience – and both clients and staff are paying the price. But microfinance could still be saved from moral more »

Court: Yunus is Out

April 5th, 2011
in econ_news

The chief justice of the Bangladesh high court has ruled to dismiss an appeal by Mohammad Yunus seeking to set aside a government order removing him as head of the Grameen Bank. more »

India: Microfinance Struggles but Self Help Groups Seem to Flourish

March 7th, 2011
in econ_news

Microfinance has come under a cloud because of predatory practices. But there are other paradigms, such as Self Help Groups, which seem to be out of the clutches of rapacious business interests. more »

Bangladesh: Yunus Must Go

March 3rd, 2011
in econ_news

 Econintersect:  Muhammad Yunus won a Nobel prize for his work in microfinance, a system that provides opportunity for the impoverished to get small loans to establish and operate businesses.  Yunus has been ordered dismissed from Grameen, the bank he fo… more »

India: Farmer Suicides not Entirely Atributable to Microfinance Abuses

January 8th, 2011
in Background, econ_news

The 2006 report concluded that the causes of suicides among farmers were complex and high debt levels was only one of the reasons. more »

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