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Building Better Lives: Sustainable Integration of Microfinance and Education in Child Survival, Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention for the Poorest Entrepreneurs
by Christopher Dunford in 2012
Community of Practice: Financial Services
It is widely acknowledged that the very poor need more than microfinance to address the causes and conditions of their poverty. Ideally, the poor would have access to a coordinated combination of microfinance services and other development services to improve business, income and assets, health, nutrition, family planning, education of children, social support networks, and so on. The question is how to ensure a “coordinated combination” of appropriate services, especially in rural communities and other communities where multiple services are simply unavailable.