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DRN 1997 Vol. XV No. 1-b: Microfinance Institutions in Poverty Alleviation: A Case of the Blind Leading the Blind?

This article takes credit finance into the level of microfinancing as an anti-poverty instrument. Given proper guidance as to its viability and sustainability, microfinancing institutions (MFIs) can be a major source of credit for poor households. Unless some policy measures have been instituted by the government to rescue non-viable MFIs from possible collapse, microfinance can turn into a case of two blinds leading each other.

Philippine Institute for Development Studies
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Llanto, Gilberto M.; microfinance; poverty alleviation; microfinance institutions; poverty; credit program; credit market; credit NGOs;
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