VIEWPOINTS

In order to get a deeper understanding of the micro finance projects, it is necessary to understand the different positions in the debate that takes place between supporters and critics of micro finance projects, and understand the rationale behind borrowing in the first place.

1) Why borrowing explains some basic issues behind why poor people need to borrow and relates this to broader developmental issues.

2) Public and private introduces how critics of micro finance often focus on differences between the publicity material projects portray and the reality behind the scenes.

3) Supporters and critics explains the basic views of the two sides of the debate concerning lending to the poor.