Microfinance represents a hallmark of modern development initiatives. Widespread claims from the sector assert that it offers a sustainable solution to poverty, supported by an impressive 99% repayment rates.
Each month, SAJIDA foundation, an NGO in Bangladesh receives loan repayments from almost 10,000 clients across five of their branches using mobile money. These repayments record roughly 25,000 transactions totaling BDT 50 million (around USD 600,000).
In the first edition of MicroSave’s ‘Low-Income Lives’, Stuart Rutherford looks at education, using data from the Hrishipara Daily Financial Diaries project which records the flow of money from households in Bangladesh.