Angel Partners
BYU Center for Economic Self-Reliance
International Distribution for Small Fortunes provided by APT Worldwide

Other Microcredit Resources


Organizations Mentioned In the Documentary
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.

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.

Association for Enterprise Opportunity

  • Primarily lists US microcredit organizations.

Microcredit Summit Campaign

  • 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].

 

Books on Microcredit
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.

Introductory Books

  • 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

 

Speeches & Articles on Microcredit
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.

ACCION International

BRAC

the Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance

FINCA International

Grameen Bank

Grameen Foundation USA

Microcredit Summit Campaign

CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor)

 

Videos On Microcredit

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

 

Microcredit Events
This list of microcredit events contains ongoing events hosted by organizations mentioned in the Small Fortunes documentary.

Many of the microcredit organizations highlighted in the documentary offer opportunities to visit their programs, such as the following:

 

Other Microcredit Links

  • 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