THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
18 DECEMBER 2018
Women : Finance
TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT
What a cell phone could mean for a poor woman

Innovative use of information technology through mobile phones is enabling improved financial literacy and increased access to credit for economically disadvantaged women in rural and urban areas. Swapna Majumdar reports.

Micro finance Economy

BANKING FOR THE POOR
Micro credit gathers force
There is now mounting hope that micro finance can be a large scale poverty alleviation tool. Banks too are shedding their old reluctance to lend to the poor, and are looking to tap the expertise of micro credit groups to create a new market. Ramesh Menon reports on the status quo and the challenges ahead.

Micro finance Economy
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