November 10, 2011

What poor people need – according to them

Today the State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report 2011, which reviews the reach and impact of microfinance, came out.In light of the difficulties microfinance institutions have faced this past year - from natural disasters to government crackdowns to the collapse of the market in Andhra Pradesh, India - the report stresses the importance of listening to the clients. And from Bangladesh to Uganda, clients of BRAC and many other microfinance institutions have said they want the same three things: Enough food to feed their family, A secure and protective shelter, and Access to education for their children.
January 7, 2011

Stories of Success in Haiti: Nicola (Part 2/5)

As we count down to the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, we'd like to reflect on the stories of the individuals we've helped recover and rebuild their lives.  This series of posts includes the stories of people who have been able to recover from the biggest catastrophe in their country's history.