In this video Dr Fazle Abed, the founder and chairman of BRAC talks about the BRAC approach to microfinance and their recent expansion to Africa. He elaborates the BRAC’s role in tackling the various aspects of poverty in terms of finance, health, education and family planning. On Africa expansion, he stresses on the modifications required […]
In this video, Syed Hashemi, a senior microfinance specialist of CGAP, talks about the effectiveness of microfinance in Bangladesh not only in terms of economic development but also social change. Elaborating this point Hashemi says that it has brought women to the economic foreground and provided better schooling facilities and legal rights to the bottom […]
In this video, Senior Microfinance Specialist of CGAP Syed Hashemi talks about the common vision of Muhammad Yunus and Fazle Hasan Abed i.e social transformation. Hashemi describes the different methods followed by both leaders to build a society where the poor were integrated in the development process. He explains in detail about the organisational structure […]
In this video, Senior Microfinance Specialist of CGAP Syed Hashemi discusses the principles and features of microfinance in Bangladesh. Talking about the success of microfinance in the country, Hashemi applauds dynamic leaders such as Muhammad Yunus, Fazle Hasan Abed who have used microfinance as an anti-dote for poverty in post-liberalised Bangladesh. Hashemi highlights the role […]
Understanding and assessing the demand for microfinance
The present note discusses the needs, financial behaviour and the financial landscape of the clients. It discusses this through two case studies on how women have benefited from microfinance institutions.