Autobiographies of MF

An Unintended Secret: Microinsurance in Morocco

by Allegra Palmer, Associate, Knowledge & Communications Zahra is unmistakably a businesswoman. She makes bedspreads and sells them in the...

Replacing Collateral with a Relationship

Almost a year ago I was appointed Program Director of Honduras Operations for La Ceiba (a student-run microfinance institution). I am...

The New Class: College Students Redefine Leadership Through Microfinance

by Charity Yoro  Finding a job these days just isn’t what it used to be. Today, 80% of all college...

A Tribute to Women Entrepreneurs and Those Who Help Them Progress

by Développement international Desjardins (DID) Not so long ago, Yuderka Paulino worked in a barber shop where she had to rent...

In Her Own Words: Simona on Participating in a Savings Group in Bolivia

Editor’s note: Simona, a 55-year-old mother of seven, runs a micro-business selling empanadas and other food in Tarija, Bolivia. She...

Microfinance in Micro-Practice

By Virginia Green  My three co-workers and I make up the entire micro finance team of Manna Project International.  We...

At Work on the Salt Pan

by Self Employed Women’s Association Muktaben was born in Malniyaad village in Surendranagar district.  They were five brothers and 2...

Microfinance: Sustainable and Empowering

by Asma Modi (Development Assistant at Adelante) When I first heard about the concept of microfinance, I thought that it...

Norma the Magnificent

by Santiago Sueiro She was furious. I was flustered. I gathered my belongings, my papers, folders, pen, and phone, briskly...

Discovering the “Why”

by Chad Jordan Why does microfinance matter?  It’s not a panacea solution.  It doesn’t build global multinationals.  It won’t singlehandedly...

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