We are carrying out some research into different microfinance models, what has and hasn't worked in various places, times and with various people. Supporter and independent research analyst Carla Vicencio-Prior is helping us. So far it seems there are various models, some based on loans from external funds, and some based on pooling communities' own savings. Whilst many organisations have tried and failed, we have found some people managing to successfully continue the latter model in Zimbabwe, even in the current hyperinflationary environment. Watch this space...

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