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?
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
- Vijay Mahajan, BASIX India.
- David Roodman, Centre for Global Development
- Malcolm Harper, Cranfield University School of Management
- Milford Bateman, visiting professor at Juraj Dobrila University at Pula in Croatia
- Hugh Sinclair, author of “Confessions of a Microfinance Heratic”
- Julia Kurnia, Zidisha Microfinance
- Stuart Rutherford, Safesave
- Mads Kjær, MyC4
- Lisa Helps, Victoria Community Microlending