Other Microcredit Resources
Each of the following organizations is highlighted in the Small Fortunes documentary or gave an interview used in the documentary. Organizations listed in bold had microcredit borrowers shown in the documentary. In these cases the borrower's name is listed below the organization name.
- ACCION International (www.accion.org)
- ACCION New York (www.accionnewyork.org)
- the Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance (http://marriottschool.byu.edu/selfreliance/)
- Count Me In (www.count-me-in.org)
- Elk Grove Action Group
- Financiera Compartamos (www.compartamos.com)
- FINCA International (www.villagebanking.org)
- Grameen Bank (www.grameen-info.org)
- Grameen Foundation USA (www.gfusa.org)
- HELP International (www.help-international.org)
- Mibanco (www.mibanco.com.pe)
- Microcredit Summit Campaign (www.microcreditsummit.org)
- ProMujer (www.promujer.org)
- Swayam Krishi Sangam (www.sksindia.com)
- The Economist (www.economist.com)
- United Nations (www.un.org; www.yearofmicrocredit.org)
- Unitus (www.unitus.com)
- Visayas Enterprise Foundation (www.enterprise-mentors.org/)
Lesing Abatayo, Teresita Pepito
- Yehu Bank (www.yehu.org)
Fatuma Anuwari, John Bati Kalinga, Masika Mohamed
Finding Other Microcredit Organizations
A single directory of all microcredit organizations worldwide does not exist. The following two organizations provide searches of their partner databases that can help locate microcredit organizations. Hence, these are not exhaustive directories.
- Primarily lists US microcredit organizations.
- Click on ‘Council’ and pull down ‘Council of Practitioners’, then search by country or by organization name.
A directory of development organizations is also listed at www.devdir.org with microcredit organizations marked with this symbol: [M].
This list contains some of the best introductory and more advanced books on microcredit written by or about people mentioned in the documentary. Other books on microcredit can be found at your local or online bookstore.
- Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty, by Muhammad Yunus
- Give Us Credit: How Muhammad Yunus' Microlending Revolution is Empowering Women from Bangladesh to Chicago, by Alex Counts
- The Miracles of Barefoot Capitalism: A Compelling Case for Microcredit, by Jim Klobuchar
More Advanced Books
- Microfinance Distance Learning Course, by Heather Clark
- Pathways Out of Poverty: Innovations in Microfinance for the Poorest Families, by Sam Daley-Harris (Editor)
- The New World of Microenterprise Finance: Building Healthy Financial Institutions for the Poor, by Maria Otero, Elisabeth Rhyne (Editor)
- The Microfinance Revolution: Sustainable Finance for the Poor, by Marguerite Robinson
- The Economics of Microfinance, by Beatriz Armendáriz de Aghion, Jonathan Morduch
The following list of articles on microcredit contains some of the best introductory articles as well as some more advanced articles on microcredit written by or about people mentioned in the documentary.
- "Bringing Development Back into Microfinance" by María Otero
- "Addressing Vulnerability of the Poorest: A Micro Perspective Based on BRAC’s Experiences"(PDF) by Imran Matin
the Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance
- "Where to Microfinance?" by Gary M. Woller, Christopher Dunford, & Warner Woodworth
- Journal of Microfinance, Volume 1-7
- "Innovations from the Field: A Daringly Brief Summary of a Huge Phenomenon"(PDF) by John Hatch
- "Poverty Assessment by Microfinance Institutions: A Review of Current Practices"(PDF), by John Hatch
- "Acceptance Speech on Petersberg Prize" by Muhammad Yunus
Grameen Foundation USA
- "Microfinance and Capital Markets Speaker Series", by Alex Counts
Microcredit Summit Campaign
- State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report 2004 (PDF), by Sam Daley-Harris
CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor)
- "Is Microfinance an Effective Strategy to Reach the Millennium Development Goals?", by Elizabeth Littlefield, Johnathan Morduch, & Syed Hashemi
- Caja Los Andes (Bolivia) Diversifies into Rural Lending, by Douglas Pearce, Myka Reinsch, Joao Pedro Azevedo, and Amitabh Brar
DVDs of the documentary Small Fortunes: Microcredit And The Future of Poverty are available at www.small-fortunes.com/store/
Past video tapes on microcredit include the following found at www.rooymedia.com/toourcredit/tapes.htm
- To Our Credit: Bootstrap Banking And The World
- To Our Credit: Bootstrap Banking In America
- Faces Of Microcredit
- In Their Words
- Building Better Lives
This list of microcredit events contains ongoing events hosted by organizations mentioned in the Small Fortunes documentary.
- Global Microcredit Summit 2006, 12-15 November 2006 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (www.globalmicrocreditsummit2006.org/)
- Regional Microcredit Summits, (www.microcreditsummit.org)
- Economic Self-Reliance Conference 2006, 9-10 March 2006 in Provo, Utah, US (http://marriottschool.byu.edu/conferences/selfreliance)
- Grameen Bank International Training (www.grameen-info.org/training/index.html)
- UN International Year of Microcredit 2005, (www.yearofmicrocredit.org)
Many of the microcredit organizations highlighted in the documentary offer opportunities to visit their programs, such as the following:
- Coast Coconut Farms and Basa Body support coconut oil related microfinance initiatives with the women of Kenya. (www.CoastCoconutFarms.org & www.BasaBody.com)
- CGAP (The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) is a consortium of donor agencies that support microcredit. (www.cgap.org)
- DevFinance is a public e-mail server that broadcasts messages to subscribers who are interested in developing financial markets especially in low-income countries.
- The Microfinance Gateway is a comprehensive source on microfinance. It lists many articles and publications. (http://www.microfinancegateway.org)
- The MIX (Microfinance Information Exchange) provides many information services for the microcredit movement. (www.mixmarket.org)
- The Global Development Research Center’s Virtual Library on Microcredit lists a broad range of publications on microfinance issues at http://www.gdrc.org/icm