ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Indian Microfinance: Lessons from Bangladesh

While Grameen II, launched by Bangladesh's Grameen Bank in 2000, tailors the terms of microcredit to the diverse requirements of its borrowers, in India, despite prompt repayments, 78.7 per cent of self-help groups who were previously financed by mainstream banks did not receive additional credit in 2005-06. This article traces the fundamental differences in the provision of microcredit between Indian mainstream banks and the Grameen Bank.

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