Dollars for Dreams: Scaling Microlending in the United States

May 1, 2010  • Elaine Edgcomb, Joyce Klein & Luz Gomez

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FIELD‘s latest publication discusses the experiences of five leading microfinance organizations, which participate in the Scale Academy for Microenterprise Development. It summarizes various strategies and tactics used by these lenders – including, among others, market research and marketing, new loan product development, structure and staffing, and identifying recession-ready strategies – to increase their microlending, even in the face of recent financial crises.