Replicating Microfinance in the United States
James H. Carr, Zhong Yi Tong
Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 28/06/2002 - 387 من الصفحات
"With the publication of this volume, knowledge and understanding of the practices of delivering micro-credit reach a new level of consolidation, and the stage is set for important further steps."—from the Foreword by Richard P. Taub, University of Chicago
Microfinance was pioneered in the developing world as the lending of small amounts of money to entrepreneurs who lacked the kinds of credentials and collateral demanded by banks. Similar practices spread from the developing to the developed world, reversing the usual direction of innovation, and today several hundred microfinance institutions are operating in the United States.
Replicating Microfinace in the United States reviews experiences in both developing and industrialized countries and extends the applications of microlending beyond enterprise to consumer finance, housing finance, and community development finance, concentrating especially on previously underserved households and their communities.
Contributors include Nitin Bhatt, Robert M. Buckley, Bruce Ferguson, Elinor Haider, Chi-kan Richard Hung, Sally R. Merrill, Jonathan Morduch, Gary Painter, Sohini Sarkar, Mark Schreiner, Lisa Servon, Ayse Can Talen, Shui-Yan Tang, Kenneth Temkin, Andres Vinelli, J. D. Von Pischke and Marc A. Weiss.
Replicating Microfinance in the United States is based on papers commissioned by the Fannie Mae Foundation and findings from an October 2001 conference jointly held by the Fannie Mae Foundation and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.
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... portfolio resembles a typical North American or Euro- pean credit card portfolio : Annual bad debt charge - offs would approximate 3.5 to 5 percent of the average outstanding portfolio , and loans affected by arrears at any given time ...
... portfolio size , and the portfolio quality ( often a portfolio at risk of less than 5 or 8 per- cent ) . In some schemes minimum thresholds are specified in each of these areas , possibly increasing up to some point with the seniority ...
... portfolio problems until it was too late.24 Once clients perceived a program's management as being incompetent and lax , they became less likely to repay loans and more likely to abuse other services provided by the program . Sponsors ...
Opportunities and Challenges for Microfinance
Current Foundations of Microfinance Best Practices
Fulfilling the Potential of the U S Microenterprise Strategy
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