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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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 (@gordonkatic) 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.