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"Confessions of a Microfinance Heretic: How Microlending Lost Its Way and Betrayed the Poor"

Hugh Sinclair

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Hugh Sinclair, who has worked for several microfinance organizations, argues that the microfinance craze that followed the success of the Grameen Bank has done far less to alleviate poverty in the world than most people realize.  He says that the $70 billion industry is plagued by corruption and fraud.  Hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC.         

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Hugh Sinclair

Hugh Sinclair has worked for Barclays, ING Barings, and microfinance institutions in Mexico and Mozambique.  As a microfinance consultant, he worked in dozens of other countries.  For more, visit: microfinancetransparency.com.     


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"Confessions of a Microfinance Heretic: How Microlending Lost Its Way and Betrayed the Poor"

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