Posts Tagged ‘Grameen Bank’


Microcredit, Poverty, and the Merchant of Venice

In Micro Credit,Social Business on 17 May 2008 by Incidental Blogger Tagged: , , , ,

Without resorting to any research jargon let me start by saying that on a number of occasions I had the opportunity to talk to ‘microcredit’ borrowers. From them, I particularly wanted to know more about microcredit and its effects on their lives. Some of the stories they told, were both enlightening and disturbing. Strangely, these stories reminded me of Shylock, the vicious money lender in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. This post is generally about Microcredit and its uncritical acceptance.

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