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

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What promise did Sequoia Capital

recognize in SKS microfinance (India)

that it had also seen in Apple, Oracle, and


Why would Vodafone help distribute

money via cell phones for millions

of Kenyans?

How did a Mexican retailer create

a financial-services empire, Banco Azteca,

that would serve eight million borrowers in

five years?

From its origins as a nonprofit poverty

alleviation strategy, microfinance has become

a viable business model for providing financial

services to the poor in ways that allow for

both social responsibility and profit, even in

the midst of economic turmoil.

Longtime microfinance expert Elisabeth

Rhyne and her team guide readers through

the landscape of financial-inclusion opportunities,

providing lessons from companies

around the world that are leading the way

in earning profits while addressing global


Microfinance for Bankers and Investors reveals:

Changes in the market allowing

for increased private investment

in microfinance

New technologies and delivery

channels that reduce costs for

small transactions

Proven ways to overcome the unique

challenges of serving customers

at the bottom of the pyramid

Innovative products for grassroots

finance, such as mobile phone

banking and microinsurance

The extraordinary social value and

business sustainability of microfinance

Microfinance for Bankers and Investors breaks

new ground by showing how microfinance

attracts top organizations to engage in

double and triple bottom-line business

activities. With deep insight and clear vision,

it examines the unique opportunities and

challenges of providing financial services for

low-income people.

Inclusive finance gives companies the prospect

of aligning social values with long-term

business strategies. Microfinance for Bankers

and Investors offers the facts and insights you

need to enter this fast-growing market with


BusinessEconomicsFinancial crises & disastersBusinessEconomicsMicroeconomicsBusinessFinance & accountingFinanceBanking & finance: study & revision guidesBusinessFinance & accountingFinanceCredit & credit institutionsBusinessFinance & accountingFinanceInvestment & securities Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe Publication Date: 01/06/2009 ISBN-13: 9780071624060  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Elisabeth Rhyne is managing director of the Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION International, where she works to bring together leaders in financial services to address challenges facing the microfinance industry today. ACCION International is a leading microfinance organization that provides microloans, business training, and other financial services to low-income people starting their own businesses. Rhyne is the author of four previous books on the subject, including Mainstreaming Microfinance.

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