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Using Microfinance to Bring Clean Water to India’s Poor

Written By: Tom Murphy; Posted: 03/ 8/2012 3:09 pm Original – http://www.aviewfromthecave.com/2012/03/using-microfinance-to-bring-clean-water.html  Mumbai — A unique public-private partnership involving private sector giants like Unilever and Heinz is improving the health of Indian children. Two hours outside India’s tech hub Bangalore is Krishnagiri the Integrated Village Development Project (IVDP) is using interest-free microfinance loans to increase access to products people …

Financial Innovation and Social Impact – The Economist

Playing with fire Financial innovation can do a lot of good, says Andrew Palmer. It is its tendency to excess that must be curbed Feb 25th 2012 | from the print edition     FINANCIAL INNOVATION HAS a dreadful image these days. Paul Volcker, a former chairman of America’s Federal Reserve, who emerged from the …

To Catch A Dollar: A Sundance Movie Review

Michelle Malsbury, BSBM, MM April 01, 2011 Last evening I had the privilege of seeing this wonderful movie about Grameen Bank and Mohammed Yunus. It was called “To Catch A Dollar”. In 2008 Mohammed Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize for microfinance. His groundbreaking work with Grameen Bank sets him apart from most financiers. However, …