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Sunday 26 October  
Microfinance dossier

Microfinance: Who profits?

Five years after the 'Year of Microcredit' Radio Netherlands Worldwide wants to take the debate on micro-finance a step further, with a series of radio broadcasts and web productions on the theme.

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Ronald Develing

Dutch entrepreneur Ronald Develing on microfinance

What do people know about microfinance? Radio Netherlands Worldwide asked a number of movers and shakers, experts and non-experts. One of them is retired Dutch entrepreneur and business specialist Ronald Develing, of raw material supplier...

Raymond Wuisan, 38, was convicted for embezzlement.

Fresh start for ex-prisoner

Seven reporters from Radio Netherlands Worldwide travelled round the globe looking for small-scale businesses who had been offered microcredit. They are to be featured in this dossier on 25 January. To whet your appetite, here's a sneak...

Microfinance not in the red, despite crisis

Microfinance not in the red, despite crisis

While major international banks have collapsed in these times of economic crisis, small microfinance institutions are still performing well. Poor women - until recently regarded as totally non-creditworthy - are paying back their loans...

Tjikoeri Rudradew, a 23-year-old rice farmer from Nickerie, Surinam.

Young rice farmer still dependent on loans

Seven reporters from Radio Netherlands Worldwide travelled round the globe looking for small-scale businesses which had been offered microcredit. Their stories are to be featured from 25 January in this web dossier. To whet your appetite...

Comfort, a woman in her late 30s, has a tie and dye business

Cold comfort for Ghanaian businesswoman

Seven reporters from Radio Netherlands Worldwide travelled round the globe looking for small-scale businesses who had been offered microcredit. They are to be featured in this dossier on 25 January.

Enrique Iglesias, Secretary-General of the General Assembly of Ibero-American St

Enrique Iglesias on women and microfinance

Women play a pivotal part in microcredit, according to the Secretary-General of the General Assembly of Ibero-American States, Enrique Iglesias: "I have always said that micro-credits are of value because they give people a sense of...

Linda Flores, who makes tortillas, has used microcredit to extend production

Kneading dough at dawn

Seven reporters from Radio Netherlands Worldwide travelled round the globe looking for small-scale businesses who had been offered microcredit. They are to be featured in this dossier on 25 January. To whet your appetite, here's a sneak...

Green dollars (original photo: Clipart)

Microfinance US-style

The term ‘microfinance’ may conjure up images of loans to the very poor in Africa and Asia, but it’s also on offer in Western countries. Whilst not widespread in the United States, microfinance does have a foothold in...

Indian film actress Gul Panag

Indian film star speaks out for microfinance

Indian film actress Gul Panag is a microcredit fan. “It’s a breath of fresh air,” she says. The Bollywood star first became aware of microfinance when Muhammad Yunus, the man who developed the concept, won the Nobel Peace...

A battery of Solex mopeds

Moving on up with a moped

Seven RNW reporters fanned out across the world in recent months to interview small entrepreneurs who funded their businesses with microcredits. Their videotaped portraits will be published in this dossier on 25 January. To whet your...

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