Randall Kempner writes about lessons from microfinance in the Harvard Business Review blog.
Nicole Wallace writes about the challenges that small and growing businesses face in developing countries, and the organizations that are working to help these businesses as a way of improving the standard of living for local residents, including ANDE.
Tiny startups in developing countries have a savior in microfinancing organizations like Kiva, but what about the small- to medium-sized businesses that don't qualify for microloans? These businesses, commonly called "the missing middle," have between 10 and 300 employees and usually seek between $20,000 and $2 million. They are the backbone of economic growth in developing nations, but are tragically undersupported. Ariel Schwartz writes about how ANDE and its members are trying to fill this gap.