International Year of Microcredit 2005
Children writing in a classroom
Official site of the International Year of Microcredit
Secretary-General's message
Archived video of the launch of the International Year of Microcredit [1h34min]
The Dag Hammarskjöld Library marks the International Year of Microcredit
Millennium Development Goals
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" Microfinance has proved its value, in many countries, as a weapon against poverty
and hunger. It really can change peoples’ lives for the better
-- especially the lives of those who need it most."


Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General

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