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Microfinance, Now More Micro

Microfinance, Now More Micro . Hit by the credit crunch, lenders anticipate fewer loans to the poor. . Ken Walker | posted 12/17/2008 10:12AM . When Mama Atiya’s husband died in 2006, her in-laws claimed the family property, a patriarchal tradition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Wholesaling smoked fish eventually provided her and …
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Dire Forecast for Global Economy and Trade

The article (attached below) reaffirms two important concepts – 1) emerging markets, while down, still offer higher growth rates than domestic markets; 2) this downturn will affect those in poverty more than the affluent as basic needs will not be met.  These two items are real and should drive more capital into global social investment, …