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FinDev Blog

COVID-19: How Does Microfinance Weather the Coming Storm?

If the microfinance sector is going to survive the pandemic, we need to treat COVID-19 as the fundamental threat to the industry that it likely is. 
FinDev Blog

COVID-19: How Is the Pandemic Affecting Your Work and the Clients You Serve?

We invite you to join an open discussion among the global financial inclusion and microfinance community on the effects of this pandemic and how organizations are preparing to deal with it.
FinDev Guide

Gateway Guide to Pay-As-You-Go Financing for Basic Services

Learn more about this innovative business model which is helping more low-income customers access essential services such as electricity, water and cooking fuel. Explore FinDev Gateway's latest publications, webinars and blog posts on PAYGo financing.
FinDev Blog

Productive Versus Consumption Loans: A Distinction That Hurts Rather Than Helps

Water.org explains why water and sanitation loans have high repayment rates and should be prioritized by MFIs, and makes a call to all microfinance professionals to reject the misguided labeling of loans as either productive or for consumption only.
FinDev Blog

Microfinance for Water and Sanitation: How One Small Loan Makes a Difference