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Financial Inclusion in the Hills

IFMR Blog, April 9, 2010

Including the poor into the formal financial system has been hard despite numerous and sustained efforts. The difficulty in achieving inclusion attains a whole new meaning in hills and mountainous regions where populations are sparse and connectivity is extremely low. My realization of this fact achieved some maturity after a recent 5th birthday celebration meeting of the Center for Micro Finance (CMF) research. [more]