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A member-based perspective on Village Finance.

SMDP Tanzania 2011, scheduled to take place in Arusha from Oct 10-14, is a program uniquely designed for village finance practitioners. A basic banking rule of thumb is that there are 4 savers for every one borrower — with enough demand for savings to finance that borrower. SMDP Tanzania is the first program to truly embrace the needs of poor savers!

My colleagues at SMDP will cover VSL from a technical perspective. The course on ‘Village Finance’ will inject a fresh, field-based and member-based perspective on program design and strategy (more…)

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