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Microfinance for Bankers and Investors: Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges of the Market at the Bottom of the Pyramid

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What promise did Sequoia Capitalrecognize in SKS microfinance (India)that it had also seen in Apple, Oracle, andGoogle?

Why would Vodafone help distributemoney via cell phones for millionsof Kenyans?

How did a Mexican retailer createa financial-services empire, Banco Azteca, that would serve eight million borrowers infive years?"

From its origins as a nonprofit povertyallev

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Hardcover, 356 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by McGraw-Hill Education (first published May 18th 2009)
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Aug 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Smart look at microfinance: where the double bottom line adds up

Microlending isn’t just a feel-good concept, writes Elisabeth Rhyne in this thorough study of the microfinance industry. It’s also an untapped source of both profits and social progress. A veteran of the microfinance field, Rhyne persuasively argues that making loans of a few hundred dollars can be a viable business model. While she’s a proponent of microlending, Rhyne doesn’t ignore the business’s risks and pitfalls. Instead, she s
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