One Acre Fund helps Africa's small farmers keep in their fields

Source: The Christian Science Monitor, March 21 2012
Summary: a new kind of micro-finance specifically designed for farmers has been launched by the One Acre Fund designated as one of the 100 Best NGOs 2012. Previous micro-finance had not taken into consideration the specific circumstances of farmers who constitute the majority of the poorest of the poor in the world. 

Microfinance works, even without a Hollywood ending

Source: The Christian Science Monitor, March 17 2011
Summary: "
Contrary to the hype, microfinance doesn't help everyone – and microfinance loans sometimes go for personal needs, not a business. But that's OK."

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