Microfinance:
Firms Making Small Loans to Jumpstart Entrepreneurs Worldwide

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Date Published: May 25, 2016
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The purpose of this research is to provide readers with an understanding of microfinance, a growing area of investing. This research is part of Tiburon's coverage of impact investing.

This research begins with an analysis of the success of two traditional positive social change methods (government aid & charitable contributions). The research further defines the overlapping terms of socially responsible investing; environmental, social, & governance investing, and impact investing, and then addresses the possible investment objectives, including financial first, double bottom line, & impact first. The research analyzes the market situtation, including consumers' & institutional investors' levels of interest, and then outlines the drivers (women, millennials, & defined contribution plans) and the key constraints (lack of proven investment performance).

This research addresses the two historical phases of microfinance, including: 

  • Emergence Phase
  • Maturation Phase

    This research defines microfinance across several geographical areas, including:

    • India
    • Other Asia Pacific
    • Africa
    • Latin America

    And this research makes several future predictions for the microfinance market, including:

    • Substantial Microfinance Market Growth
    • Institutionalization of Microfinance

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