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New loan sharks

The rural poor in Andhra Pradesh, a State showcased as a model for SHG-bank linkage, are caught in the vortex of microfinance. WITHIN a decade of their coming into operation, microfinance institutions (MFIs) have dealt a serious blow to the economy and the well-being of thousands of families in rural Andhra Pradesh. Harassment by their collection agents has allegedly driven at least 60 borrowers to death, and the number is increasing. Read (...) read

date of on-line publication : 21 December 2010

Microcredit Pioneer Wins Peace Nobel

Longtime IDRC partner Muhammad Yunus was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on 13 October 2006 for his work in advancing economic and social opportunities for the poor, especially women. Yunus shares the award with the bank he founded, the Grameen Bank, which has been instrumental in helping millions of poor Bangladeshis, many of them women, improve their lives by lending them small sums to start businesses. Muhammad Yunus’ bank has gone from loaning poor women money to buy chickens and cows to (...) read

date of on-line publication : 26 October 2006

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