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State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report 2007
by Sam Daley-Harris in 2007
Community of Practice: Financial Services
As of December 31, 2006, 3,316 microcredit institutions reported reaching 133,030,913 clients, 92,922,574 of whom were among the poorest when they took their first loan. Of these poorest clients, 85.2 percent, or 79,130,581, are women. Institutional Action Plans (IAPs) were submitted by 873 microfinance institutions (MFIs) in 2007. Together these 873 institutions account for 92.4 percent of the poorest clients reported. Assuming five persons per family, the 92.9 million poorest clients reached by the end of 2006 affected some 464,612,870 family members.