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reading up on microfinance (including kiva.org)

A few resources:

  • Eugenia Macchiavello’s book: “Microfinance and financial inclusion: the challenge of regulating alternative forms of finance”.
  • Hugh Sinclair’s book: “Confessions of a microfinance heretic: how microlending lost ita way and betrayed the poor”.
  • http://www.microfinancetransparency.com/
  • Stephanie Strom’s 2009 article: “confusion on where money lent via Kiva goes”. https://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/09/business/global/09kiva.html
  • Neil MacFarquhar’s 2010 article: “banks making big profits from tiny loans”.