1. 2000-01-01 This issue sees the birth of 'Problems, Problems', with Professor Malcolm Harper trying to give helpful answers and suggestions to the hard-pressed and lonely managers of microfinance and BDs projects everywhere. While light-hearted in tone, we hope that his section will try to get to grips with...
  2. 2015-11-18 Village Savings and Lending Associations (VSLA), a form of micro-banking in rural communities, allows smallholder farmers to acquire the capital required to invest in their agricultural enterprises, while also serving as a gateway to learn about new innovations in agriculture. This presentation...
  3. Key Resource 1997-11-01 This book considers various types of microfinance schemes and compares the effectiveness of different approaches in aiding poverty reduction. The provision of credit and other financial services has become increasingly seen as the answer to the problems facing poor people. Microfinance...
  4. 1996-01-19 Inspired by the enormous success of the Grameen Bank in providing financial assistance to the poorest of the poor, four individuals - a central banker, an appropriate-technology NGO organizer, a professor of international relations and a top-level communist official - each sought to replicate and...
  5. 2012-04-20 One key aspect of those who live in poverty is a lack of options. Personal finances are one area in which lack of options can have a huge impact on a family and community. Sometimes income and/or expenses are irregular, leaving folks vulnerable. The opportunity to borrow a small amount of money...
  6. 2014-11-14 The following video describes how to start a savings group. It includes how to form a group, how to organize the group and then how to organizing a savings box. Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO) is a Michigan State University based program. SAWBO transforms extension information on...
  7. 2014-11-14 In this animation we will explain what needs to be done in a meeting where a loan has been requested. We discuss how to determine both the purpose and process of taking a loan. This is the fifth out of six microfinance animations in this animation series. Scientific Animations Without Borders...
  8. 2014-11-14 This animation describes the process of electing a management committee. We discuss how decisions are made collectively and how a committee is elected as part of this process. It is the second animation out of six in the Microfinance Animation Series. Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO)...
  9. 2014-11-14 This animation explains how to hold a meeting. We discuss the core activities that need to occur at all meetings. This is the sixth out of six microfinance animations in this animation series. Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO) is a Michigan State University based program. SAWBO...
  10. 2009-04-20 Nearly forty percent of humanity lives on an average of two dollars a day or less. If you've never had to survive on an income so small, it is hard to imagine. How would you put food on the table, afford a home, and educate your children? How would you handle emergencies and old age? Every day,...