Microfinance groups: A primer

Microfinance has become a part of many development projects around the world, and it has inspired a host of new services for the poor, including microcredit and microinsurance.

Working on such projects are a variety of organizations, from microfinance institutions and networks to philanthropic funders and investors, as well as policy and consulting groups.

To describe the breath of employers working in microfinance, we asked Camilla Nestor, a seasoned expert in the field who serves as the Grameen Foundation’s vice president of financial services. Her answer is part of a Devex career webinar entitled ”Ask the Grameen Foundation: International careers in microfinance.”

Watch Nestor’s short answer by clicking the video above, and check out the full webinar recording as well.

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  • Rolf Rosenkranz

    Rolf Rosenkranz oversees a talented team of in-house journalists, correspondents and guest contributors located around the globe. Since joining Devex in early 2008, Rolf has been instrumental in growing its fledgling news operation into the leading online source for global development news and analysis. Previously, Rolf was managing editor at Inside Health Policy, a subscription-based news service in Washington. He has reported from Africa for the Johannesburg-based Star and its publisher, Independent News & Media, as well as the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, a German daily.

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