Microfinance is getting quite some attention nowadays for both positive and negative reasons. Some say it can be a solution to address poverty or to facilitate financial inclusion. Others opine that it creates more problems for low-income people, by serving as a debt trap. As far as investment is concerned, though, it’s fairly easy to answer the question whether or not it’s a good idea investing in a microfinance business.
I have more than 20 years of experience in the real estate, sustainable resource development and financial industries. Born in Israel, I have partnered with or been the initiator of several unique and successful global businesses.