Frequently asked questions


  • What is inclusive finance?

  • What is microfinance?

  • What is a microfinance institution (MFI)?

  • Who are the clients of MFIs?

  • How does microfinance help poor people?

  • Can microfinance be profitable?

  • Can anyone benefit from financial services?

  • When is microfinance not an appropriate tool?

  • Why do MFIs charge high interest rates?

  • Why are saving services important?

  • Why are saving services scarce?

  • What is the government's role in microfinance?

  • What about rural and agricultural finance?

  • What kind of challenges does the microfinance sector face?

  • What kind of initiatives by donors should prevent adverse impacts of microfinance?