PROs and CONs of Microfinance: An Overview

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🔥NEW PROs and CONs of Microfinance: An Overview
Elwin Poortman, Analyst, Netherlands, Member
Microcredit has been seen as the magic bullet that can help the poor to escape poverty, however in recent years the flaws of microcredit schemes have become more clear and have shown that not everything about lending to poor is beneficial. The authors of Poor Economics elaborated on these pros & cons, and the major ones are explained below. Benefits of Microfinance:
  1. Opportunity to invest and gain access to markets & industries that were inaccessible before, due to a financial threshold.
  2. Empowerment, especially for females, since they are less financially and therefore socially dependent.
  3. often takes place in groups so that each individual is responsible for the entire groupís investing behavior, which is called joint liability. This increases social capital such as sharing knowhow, partnerships and trust building.
  4. Changing financial markets: The moneylenders that were accessible prior to the rise of Microfinance, were known to have o (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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Microfinance
Summary
Forum
PROs and CONs of Microfinance: An Overview
Problems with Microfinance: Beneficiaries Lack Financial Expertise
Microfinance Types: Group and Individual Lending
Best Practices
🥇What is Financial Inclusion?
🥈Accreditation in Microfinance / Financial Inclusion
🥉Disadvantages of Microfinance / Microloans. Risks
What is Poverty Reduction in Development Economics?
History of Microfinance
Microfinance Counseling is Necessary
Middle Class is Key for Improving Quality of Life
Micro Financing Helps
Using Post Offices Towards Microfinancing
Micro Finance is for Business People
Recent Microfinance Trends
Micro Finance for Persons with Disabilities
Is Microfinance a Success?
Microfinance & Microcredit Need Kind-hearted People
Microfinance Needs Trust
During its Evolutionary Path, Microfinance is Getting More Expensive...
Microfinance Impact on Rural Development
Microfinance for Housing (MFH)
Microfinance Research and Intelligence
Non-interest Banking
Taxation of Microfinance Institutions
Influence of Economic Crisis on Microfinance
Management and Business Coaches Needed in Microfinance
Microfinance Challenge: Solvency of the Borrowers
Exclusion of Conventional Commercial Banks from Establishing Micro-finance Banks
What is the Best Way to Manage Microfinance in Sudan?


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