Articles by Paul Abbott
Training Africa’s ‘Micropreneurs’: Why effective microfinance requires more than just loans
In supporting female micropreneurs, microfinance is a vital poverty alleviation tool in Malawi, says the MicroLoan Foundation’s Paul Abbott. But for these women, microloans are only as effective as the training and mentorship that accompany them. Abbott explains how the foundation has designed tailored modules to teach clients everything from leadership to how to calculate cost, revenue and profit.