Microloan Foundation featured in Wall St Journal

The growth of microfinance is creating a string of social businesses from which revenues can recycle donations worth billions. Defaults are rare and, if successful, microfinance can become self-funding.

Such success has inevitably caught the eye of commercial operators. But the rise of those focused on ‘profiteering’ from microfinance is controversial, with experts divided on whether the commericalisation of microfinance really can bring relief to the poor.