This is the microfinance tag for Lehigh Business Thought Leadership.

Might Microfinance Disempower Women?

One of the key benefits often cited by supporters of microfinance is that it empowers women. But some critics question the conventional wisdom. A look at some of the issues involved.

Microcredit Really Does Help the Poor - Just in Modest Ways

Studies show that the impacts of microcredit appear to be fairly modest—helpful, but certainly not the magic bullet solution to global poverty.