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‘Microfinance – credit should be a human right’


Speaking will be Dr Milford Bateman, ODI and author of 'Why Doesn't Microfinance Work? The Destructive Rise of Local Neoliberalism'; Maude Massu, CARE International UK; and Dr Kate Maclean, Kings College London. Chairing the event will be Dr Kate Meagher, DESTIN, LSE.

‘Microfinance has a high record of success. It has been proven to elevate people out of poverty. Microfinance doesn’t just tackle financial stability but it also achieves social objectives; reaching the excluded, empowering women and developing the capacity of small groups of people to take control of their own lives.’

If this is true, why is there scepticism around Microfinance, Why has Milford Batemen written ‘Why doesn’t microfinance work? The destructive rise of Neoliberalism’ and Why is The Independent reporting on suicides and pressure tactics from Microfinance lending?

Join the guest speakers and Chair to discuss and debate the impact of Microfinance and if it really is successful.

To reserve a place, go to the Royal African Society Event Page.

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