Top Picks of the Microfinance Blogosphere

> Posted by Michelle Romeu
A lot of great people in many great organizations are thinking about financial inclusion.  We believe there is hidden value in having so many minds thinking about a single issue, and that by sharing the ideas of others, we can find synergies that will make us all think bigger and better. 
With this in mind, we’re launching “Top Picks of the Microfinance Blogosphere,” a new Center blog series that shares with you the most interesting recent blogs and articles about microfinance, financial inclusion, and client protection. We hope you enjoy it!

  • The up-and-coming market for the Peruvian goldenberry provides a “golden” opportunity for farmers in rural Peru: learn more about it at the NextBillion blog.
  • Microfinance: more than just business loans? In “The real revolution in microfinance,” Reuters explores how the industry is on its way to providing more, and finding out what clients really want and need.
  • Branchless banking has earned much attention in 2010, and the CGAP Technology blog researches whether the hype is justified.
  • How does one live on $2 a day? Kiva’s blog takes a look into the day-to-day lives of villagers and slum-dwellers in India and South Africa.
  • We use the term every day, but do we ever look deeply into what it means? David Roodman explores the meaning of “microfinance” in his Open Book Blog, and invites us to share our insights as well.
  • How do IPOs like that of SKS affect other innovative, cutting-edge MFIs? The CGAP Microfinance blog ponders questions and answers.