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Fund in the offing - a niche segment within microfinance

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Irrespective of gender - borrowers of microfinance demonstrate better credit worthiness..

A SQUARE :: 24Oct07 Fund in the offing - a niche segment within microfinance
Category Micro Finance
Author Sona Blessing
On a relative basis, however, women show higher credit worthiness owing to smaller size loans they take on and thanks to a specialised technology /group dynamic that comes into play.

While the repayment rates on loans given to both men and women are roughly the same - there is an interesting and marked difference in the way women actually allocate their earnings.
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