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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 poverty.
Microfinance for Bankers and Investors reveals:
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 confidence.
Chapter 1. Understanding the BOP Market
Chapter 2. The Four Challenges of the BOP Market
Chapter 3. Product Design for BOP Clients
Chapter 4. Three Products: Insurance, Housing Finance and Remittances
Chapter 5. Corporate Choices
Chapter6. Commercial Banks as Microlenders
Chapter 7. Models of Micro-Insurance
Chapter 8. Retailers as Channels
Chapter 9. Financing Inclusive Finance
Chapter 10. Financial Infrastructure
Chapter 11. Payments Technologies Reduce Costs and Increase Convenience
Chapter 12 Approaches to Social Responsibility
Chapter13 Measuring the Social Bottom Line
Posted August 30, 2010
Microlending isn't just a feel-good concept, writes Elisabeth Rhyne in this thorough study of the microfinance industry. It's also an untapped source of both profits and social progress. A veteran of the microfinance field, Rhyne persuasively argues that making loans of a few hundred dollars can be a viable business model. While she's a proponent of microlending, Rhyne doesn't ignore the business's risks and pitfalls. Instead, she serves up detailed advice for analyzing the market and avoiding failures. Rhyne deftly sprinkles real-world examples of borrowers and lenders into her study. getAbstract recommends her book to entrepreneurs seeking opportunities to make money from - and extend a hand to - the globe's billions of poor people.
To learn more about this title, check out the following web link: http://www.getabstract.com/summary/12180/microfinance-for-bankers-and-investors.html