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Access to capital is difficult in emerging markets, especially for people without a long financial history, says AND Global co-founder
The important role played by MSMEs in the economy was even acknowledged in this year's Union Budget, which pressed upon additional credit support to this undercapitalised sector.
Progreso Financiero combines technology with a culture of financial responsibility to do social good.
Seeds, a free mobile game, lets players build a virtual civilization while microfinancing women entrepreneurs in Kenya.
To alleviate many of the problems in the world, Dermalogica founder Jane Wurwand boldly suggests giving women entrepreneurs a hand up.
The U.K.'s Cherie Blair aims to help the 'missing middles' -- female business owners in developing nations who need help in scaling their growing companies.
At this year's Clinton Global Initiative, micro-lending platform Kiva.org makes a new commitment to still-struggling small businesses.
Here are three reasons why micro-borrowers do better than owners who've borrowed from a traditional bank.