Tag: microfinance

TedTalks: Microfinance with Matthias Adler

Matthias Adler talks about microfinance and how the economy serves peoples’ needs, not the other way round. He holds a master’s degree in economics (University of Tübingen). After working with the German Foreign Ministry in various embassies in developing countries for six years, he works at KfW Entwicklungsbank as principal financial sector economist and microfinance specialist. Since 2007, he has been… Read more →

Could Microlending Develop the World?

In this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com, you will find Josh and Chuck discussing the pros and cons of microlending on a global scale. Microlending is a practice that provides funds for entrepreneurs in developing third-world countries who could not attain normal loans through standard traditional banks. Much of this problem attributes to the fact that these individuals do not have the necessary collateral,… Read more →

Four Big Questions You Should Ask about Microfinance

Since microfinance first came to the public’s attention in the 1980’s, the usual storyline has been that these funds have created and expanded an opportunity for underprivileged and under-resourced individuals to escape the cycle of poverty. While there has been a large amount of positive publicity for microfinance and its financial services for newly entrepreneurs, the social movement has also… Read more →