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Title Financial promise for the poor : how groups build microsavings / edited by Kim Wilson, Malcolm Harper, and Matthew Griffith
Published Sterling, VA : Kumarian Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (x, 242 pages) : illustrations
Contents Do-It-Yourself Finance. Teacups and Hand-Hoes : Home-Grown Savings Groups in East Africa / Elke Jahns -- Dhukuti, A Real Treasure : The Growth of a Savings Group Idea in Nepal / Shailee Pradhan -- From Self-Help Groups to Village Financial Institutions in Bali : How Culture Determines Finance and Finance Determines Culture / Hans Dieter Seibel -- On an Informal Frontier : The ASCAs of Lower Assam / Abhijit Sharma and Brett Hudson Matthews -- Now They Need Us (Or Do They?) Revisiting the Early Days of CARE's Savings Groups : Interview with Moira Eknes, Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) Program Originator / Kristin Helmore --The Savings Experience : Catholic Relief Services El Salvador / Mabel Guevara and Bridget Bucardo Rivera -- Saving Cash and Saving the Herd : The Role of Savings Groups in the Lives of East African Pastoralists / Matthew Griffith -- Informal Group-Based Savings Services : The Indian Experience / Girija Srinivasan and N. Srinivasan -- More Ways of Skinning the Cat, and Different Kinds of Cats. Jipange Sasa : A Little Heaven of Local Savings, Hot Technologies, and Formal Finance / Kim Wilson -- Retrofitting an Agricultural Program with Savings-Led Microfinance : The Oxfam Experience in Cambodia / Vinod Parmeshwar and Yang Saing Koma -- Virtual Staff : Exploring a Franchise and Incentive Model for Group Replication / Anthony Murathi, Nelly Otieno, and Paul Rippey -- Market-Led Expansion through Fee-for-Service Agents / Julie Zollmann and Guy Vanmeenen -- The Green Box : The Savings Systems of Smallholder Farmers in Southern Haiti / Kim Wilson and Gaye Burpee -- Adapting the Bachat Committee : Helping Pakistan's Urban and Rural Poor Save Better / Wajiha Ahmed -- Sinking, Swimming, and Staying Afloat. Women's Empowerment Through Literacy, Banking and Business : The WORTH Program in Nepal, Post-Program Research Findings / Marcia Odell -- Savings Groups and Village Development in Pakistan's Karakoram Mountain Range / Wajiha Ahmed and Joanna Ledgerwood -- A Snapshot of Oxfam's Saving for Change Program in El Salvador / Eloisa Devietti and Janina Matuszeski -- An Alternative, or Something Different Altogether? The Savings-Led Revolution : Mass-Scale, Group Managed Microfinance for the Rural Poor / Jeffrey Ashe -- Pushing the Rich World's Debt Crisis On to the Poorest : Why Savings Groups Should Not Rush to Borrow From Banks / Hugh Allen -- More! Better! Cheaper! Savings Groups as Commodities / Paul Rippey -- The Box and the Ark / Kim Wilson, Malcolm Harper, and Matthew Griffith
Summary * Balanced assessment of recent savings-led programs in microfinance* Contributors include wide range of scholars and practitionersThe entry of the private sector into financial services for the poor is a relatively new development, but already the glossy promises of credit-led microfinance are facing scrutiny from the development community. Policymakers and economists have begun picking through the hype of microfinance to identify where and how top-down loans might fit into broader human development efforts. To many, the answer involves shifting focus to another financial service: savings. Se
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Microfinance -- Developing countries.
Poor -- Developing countries.
Rotating credit associations -- Developing countries.
Savings and loan associations -- Developing countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Griffith, Matthew.
Harper, Malcolm, 1935-
Wilson, Kim.
ISBN 1565493656 (electronic bk.)
9781565493650 (electronic bk.)
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(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
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