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A MicroEnsure agent talks to microfinance clients about microinsurance at a group meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.  Alamy/David Dorey
Financing For Development

Microfinance: Good for the poor?

To lift the poor from poverty, create jobs, not loans, critics say
Designer Kiki Cardow adjusting a display at her boutique in Lagos, Nigeria. Panos/ Andrew Esiebo
and Ecoma Alaga  and 
Financing For Development

Think beyond microfinance when talking about businesswomen

Financing for women in Africa has remained stubbornly “micro”
Designer Kiki Cardow adjusting a display at her boutique in Lagos, Nigeria. Panos/ Andrew Esiebo
and Ecoma Alaga  and 
Financing For Development

Think beyond microfinance when talking about businesswomen

Financing for women in Africa has remained stubbornly “micro”
and Oliver Schwank  and 
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Microfinance: What role in Africa's development?

Time to reassess the limits and strengths of small-scale lending
and Oliver Schwank  and 
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Microfinance: What role in Africa's development?

Time to reassess the limits and strengths of small-scale lending
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Small loans widen horizons for the poor

More money behind microfinance groups in Africa
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