Microlending a Helping Hand
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Popularized in the 1970s, the practice of microcredit-giving out small loans to borrowers to encourage entrepeneurship-has offered much-needed capital to small business owners who do everything from making handicrafts to selling the milk from a lone cow, and rural children who want to attend school. Here's a look at the top 15 microcredit funds that put up the money and the top 15 nations where the recipents live. Click here to view the microfinance infographic.A collaboration between GOOD and Fogelson-Lubliner.