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How a $27 loan transformed the lives of millions

How a $27 loan transformed the lives of millions

In 1974, Bangladesh suffered from the worst famine in decades. A combination of flooding, mismanagement, and failure to distribute foodgrain stocks led to food shortages in Northern Bangladesh. An estimated 450,000 people died of starvation. The poor, laborers and the...
The roots of financial exclusion

The roots of financial exclusion

How can it be that entrepreneurs with great skills, a solid business plan and a clear market opportunity still have a hard time to get funding? The answer lies in economics. Blessings of the free market… The ethics of capitalism and the free market can be summarized...
Fintech: Not Rocket Science

Fintech: Not Rocket Science

This post explains what is meant by FinTech and the powerful tools for financial inclusion it embodies. To turn FinTech into an instrument for the promotion of inclusive finance, understanding is a necessary first step. $6.5 billion dollar was invested in FinTech in...
Official announcement Project Arequipa

Official announcement Project Arequipa

After months of preparation I am proud to publicly announce the Arequipa project! The aim of this project is to help a financial institution serving Peruvian MSMEs with applying FinTech solutions in the credit process. The project will kick-off in January 2018. Will...