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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 …

Road Map for the Microfinance Industry: Reaffirming Responsible and Client-Centered Microfinance

From the Microfinance CEO Working Group, January 2012 In less than 40 years, microfinance has spread around the world, today providing access to credit and other financial services to more than 205 million poor clients1, most of whom were previously ignored by mainstream financial institutions. From modest roots, microfinance has built a global network of …