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Microfinance 1

25 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 15 December 2009

Microloans have brought credit to millions of poor people shunned by the conventional banking system, but now commercial financial institutions are jumping on the microlending bandwagon. Peter Day visits a microlending organisation in Bolivia and talks to borrowers who have used loans to set up their own small businesses. He also interviews bankers, academics and investors in the microfinance sector and wonders whether a microloan bubble is about to burst.

  • Contributors to the programme:

    Vivian Romero
    General Manager, Pro Mujer

    Jon Williams
    Partner in the Sustainability and Climate Change, PriceWaterhouseCoopers,

    Bob Annibale
    Global Director Microfinance, Citigroup

    Dean Karlan
    Professor of Economics, Yale University

    Jacques Grivel
    Founder and Chairman, Finethic

    Fazle Hasan Abed
    Founder and Chairperson, BRAC

    Professor Muhammad Yunus
    Founder Grameen Bank

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