A short introduction to Microfinance by Kiva.org

A graphical, easy-to-understand video about how microfinance works.

Around the world, billions of people are living without access to many of the financial services we take for granted. Without access to loans, savings accounts, fund transfers and insurance, the obstacles to attaining financial stability and overcoming poverty can be insurmountable. Microfinance services can provide these services to those that would otherwise find it very difficult to access credit from conventional banking systems. Microcredit, or small loans, is one of the most powerful components of microfinance, offering loans of up to a few hundred dollars at a time to those in need.


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