Discussion on Microfinance

After about 6 weeks being out in the field and working with my MFI, I sent the following email to the 7th class kiva fellows:

I have a burning question I’d like to ask all of you: now that you’ve been working with your respective mfi’s for some time now, what do you think about microfinance (in general)? Any good surprises? Any bad surprises?

What followed was a long, fascinating discussion that we thought would be a good idea to publish here. I’ve posted the replies as comments to this post. Hope you enjoy!


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