Autobiographies of MF

The Microfinance Hustle: an unconventional job search

The Microfinance Hustle: an unconventional job search

When I arrived in India on a family vacation, I knew I wasn’t going back to New York. After spending...

I owe it all to Richard Nixon

I owe it all to Richard Nixon

It was the Spring of 1971, and President Richard Nixon held a lottery.   In this lottery, if you won, you...

My Microfinance Motivation

My Microfinance Motivation

In 2008, I decided to leave corporate finance at Infosys to pursue a social initiative. I was inspired by the...

Microfinance…It Ain’t for Sissies

Microfinance…It Ain’t for Sissies

by Allison Scuriatti When I moved to South Africa two and a half years ago I saw it as a...

Willing to Learn With Us

Willing to Learn With Us

Vicki Díaz is a microfinance recipient in Chiapas, Mexico. She works with her sister, sister-in-law, mother, and daughter in San...

Microfinance can be a Double-Edged Sword

Microfinance can be a Double-Edged Sword

How did you get into the MF field? Before I started working [with FAC] I was working with a bank...

To be kind, to be close to the clients and in constant contact

To be kind, to be close to the clients and in constant contact

Suyapa Guerra Santamaria is a 50 year old woman who lives in the town of Villa Soleada in El Progreso,...

What Mark are You Leaving on the World?

What Mark are You Leaving on the World?

In 2007 one of my friends from Zillow posted a Facebook message mentioning Kiva, that was my first encounter with...

What are the Biggest Obstacles that Microfinance faces today?

What are the Biggest Obstacles that Microfinance faces today?

In my experience, microfinance is a very important sector to promote the development of communities, as it supports small producers...

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