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Author Versluysen, Eugène L

Title Defying the odds : banking for the poor / Eugene Versluysen
Published West Hartford, Conn. : Kumarian Press, 1999


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Description xiii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Pt. I. The Political Economy of Microfinance. 1. Poverty Is Not Created by the Poor. 2. Self-Employment: A Cure for Poverty? 3. Banking for the Unbankable -- Pt. II. The Asian Pioneers of Microfinance. 4. Challenging Social Norms to Empower the Landless Poor in Bangladesh. 5. Bold Experiments with Unit Banking in Indonesia -- Pt. III. Informality and Microfinance in Latin America. 6. Coping with the Lost Decade. 7. Financing Bolivia's Urban Informal Sector. 8. Rising Informality and Microfinance in Peru -- Pt. IV. Experimenting with Microfinance in West Africa. 9. West Africa: A Region Mired in Poverty. 10. Blending Microfinance with Training: Lessons from Guinea -- Pt. V. Microfinance in Perspective. 11. Learning from Microfinance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-242) and index
Subject Banks and banking -- Developing countries.
Credit -- Developing countries.
Small business -- Developing countries -- Finance.
Poor -- Developing countries.
Economic development.
LC no. 98055379
ISBN 1565490940 cloth alkaline paper
1565490932 paperback alkaline paper
Other Titles Banking for the poor