For more than 30 years, small loans have been making a big difference in developing countries. Now, some suggest microfinance institutions (MFIs) could make a strong impact by focusing on US-based entrepreneurs. We look at microcredit’s evolution, hear why some worry that success stories may be overblown, and learn how lessons from abroad might be applied to local small businesses.

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  • Sam Daley-Harris Director of the Microcredit Summit Campaign; also Founder and President of RESULTS Educational Fund
  • David Roodman Research Fellow, Center for Global Development; Project Manager, Commitment to Development Index
  • Elisabeth Rhyne Managing Director, Center for Financial Inclusion, ACCION International

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