Small investment groups called chamas are a big phenomenon in Kenya. People join to purchase land, start a business, or even to buy their Friday night beers.
Marcos Eguiguren is Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV). He explains in an interview how bankers foster social change.
Migrants often send back money to their families. Laura Thompson explains the possibilities and limitations of remittances as a tool for development.
Dubious banks take advantage of the poor in Nigeria. The mini-series “E-Go Better” educates farmers about the risks and chances of microfinance.
Instead of reducing gender inequalities, the current policy of financial institutions contributes to structural discrimination against women.
The microfinance customer: low income and rural
What we need to prevent financial crises is an entirely new operating system: a new exchange system.
How speculation on food commodities raises food prices in developing countries.