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Books and Videos on Microfinance

Products Made by Microentrepreneurs and Artisans

 
UN International Year of Microcredit Silver Pin
 
UN International Year of Microcredit Silver Pin ($9.00) 

Biljana and Dora produce stunning sterling silver pins using traditional techniques
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UN International Year of Microcredit Pendant
 
UN International Year of Microcredit Pendant ($9.00) 

The pendants are produced in an improvished community in Columbia
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Rwandan Peace Ponchos
 
Rwandan Peace Ponchos ($55.00) 

Rwandan women knit soft mohair/wool ponchos edged with traditional embroidery

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Rwandan Peace Basket - small
 
Rwandan Peace Basket - small ($6.00) 

Rwandan widows weave traditional baskets to provide income for their families and community

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Rwandan Peace Basket - large
 
Rwandan Peace Basket - large ($22.00) 

Rwandan widows weave traditional baskets to provide income for their families and community

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UN International Year of Microcredit PJ Pants
 
UN International Year of Microcredit PJ Pants ($12.00) 

100% cotton PJ pants produced by a microfinance recipient in an improvished rural community in Bangladesh

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UN International Year of Microcredit Limited Edition 37c Stamps
 
UN International Year of Microcredit Limited Edition 37c Stamps ($14.95) 

Limited edition stamps designed and produced to celebrate the UN International Year of Microcredit

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UN International Year of Microcredit Limited Edition 80c Stamps
 
UN International Year of Microcredit Limited Edition 80c Stamps ($14.95) 

Limited edition stamps designed and produced to celebrate the UN International Year of Microcredit

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Shoulder Bag with Handwoven Inset
 
Shoulder Bag with Handwoven Inset ($15.00) 

Microcredit recipient Luisa Angelina Tzul Tzoc and Mayan women in Guatemala hand weave the shoulder bags using traditional methods

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Banana Leaf Coasters
 
Banana Leaf Coasters ($12.00) 

The coasters are handmade by women in Jordan using traditional weaving techniques. The set of 6 coasters is made from dried banana leaves edged with beautiful sea shells and contained in a blue/gold fabric case bearing the UN Year of Microcredit logo.

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Embroided Coin Purse
 
Embroided Coin Purse ($5.00) 

Burmese women in Thai-Burma border refugee camps produce embroided coin purses

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Embroided Pencil Case
 
Embroided Pencil Case ($5.00) 

Burmese women in Thai-Burma border refugee camps produce embroided pencil cases

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Books and Videos on Microfinance


 
Microfinance: In Their Own Voices
 
Microfinance: In Their Own Voices ($9.00) 
Sterling Van Wagenen

A short film produced for the UN International Year of Microcredit that presents personal stories of microfinance recipients worldwide

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Microfinance Handbook: An Institutional and Financial Perspective
 
Microfinance Handbook: An Institutional and Financial Perspective ($22.00) 
Joann Ledgerwood

The handbook consolidates best practice principles and tools that promote sustainable microfinance and create viable microfinance institutions

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Credit Reporting Systems and the International Economy
 
Credit Reporting Systems and the International Economy ($40.00) 
Margaret J. Miller

A comprehensive review of credit reporting systems worldwide
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Growth and Empowerment  - Making Development Happen
 
Growth and Empowerment - Making Development Happen ($35.00) 
Nicholas Stern, Jean-Jacques Dethier, and F. Halsey Rogers

The authors propose a new strategy for economic development
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Microfinance Poverty Assessment Tool
 
Microfinance Poverty Assessment Tool ($18.00) 
Carla Henry, Cecile Lapenu, Manfred Zeller, Manohar Sharma

A tool developed to increase transparency of the outreach of microfinance institutions worldwide
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The Elusive Quest for Growth
 
The Elusive Quest for Growth ($15.00) 
William Easterly

The author combines his modern growth theory with anecdotes from his fieldwork conducted for the World Bank
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Poor People’s Knowledge: Promoting Intellectual Property in Developing Countries
 
Poor People’s Knowledge: Promoting Intellectual Property in Developing Countries ($28.00) 
J. Michael Finger, Philip Schuler

The book discusses how the earnings of poor individuals in LDCs can be increased through innovation, knowledge and creative skills
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Remittances: Development Impact and Future Prospects
 
Remittances: Development Impact and Future Prospects ($20.00) 
Samuel Munzele Maimbo and Dilip Ratha

The book explores policy options for enhancing the impact of poverty alleviation of remittance money in recipient countries
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Ambassador Joël Wassi Adechi, Benin

Ambassador Joël Wassi Adechi, Benin
"The provision of financial services to poor and low-income people is of tremendous importance to the Least Developed Countries of the world."
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