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Microcredit - a good idea gone bad

"Microcredit", a new form of financing aimed at getting the poor out of poverty, is being blamed for a spate of suicides in India. Many borrowers say lenders have forgotten the good intentions that were behind the microfinance concept. Instead of helping them to set themselves up with a small businesses, lenders are increasingly harassing them to pay the money back - and in many cases, leading to tragic consequences.


Programme prepared by Kate Williams, Marie Billon and Patrick Lovett

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