Microcredit Skeptics Deserve a Turn in the Limelight

Bad news came this week for shareholders of India’s largest microlender. That offers a chance to tout two writers who always said high interest rates–of 20 percent and higher–were never the best news for the world’s poorest female borrowers.

Microfinance Could Be Hazardous For Teens

Microfinance is on the rise and not only reaching women, but a growing number of female teens. One industry participant warns that lenders must step carefully with this age group to avoid causing unintended harm.