Terry Project Podcast #21: Micro-finance, Lending a Hand to the Poor?

Micro-finance promised to lift the poorest out of their poverty, and turn a profit while doing it. But in 2010, micro-finance millionaires fuelled a bubble that caused a spate of suicides in the Indian province of Andra Pradesh. Is micro-finance a cynical ploy to exploit the poor, or an genuine effort to help?

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The Terry Project Podcast #21: Microfinance, Lending a Hand to the Poor? by The Terry Project Podcast on Mixcloud

Hosted by: Gordon Katic and Sam Fenn
Produced by: Gordon Katic, Sam Fenn, Jordan Fernandez, and Chirag Mahajan
Production Assistance from Matt Meuse, Sam MacKinnon
Research Assistants: Kamil Somaratne, Marion Benkaiouche, Miguel Testa, Julian Law, Stephanie Kelly, Chris Biasutti, Al Shaibani, Alisa Koebel, and Rebekah Parker,
Marketing Coordinators: Jessica Tam and Kevin Lam
Graphic Designer: Sam MacKinnon



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Gordon Katic (@gord_katic) has been student coordinator for the Terry Project for over two years, and in that time started BARtalk, and the Terry Project on CiTR 101.9FM. A former Ubyssey columnist, and now a student at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, Gordon is trying to use journalism to tell important stories about global issues.

2 Responses to “Terry Project Podcast #21: Micro-finance, Lending a Hand to the Poor?”

  1. Aalia Khan

    Super work. Very informative and wonderfully put together.

    Thumbs up for the hard work put in to make this piece.

    Would like to follow the future works.

    Best regards,

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