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Ingrid Munro’s Microfinance Outfit in Kenya Is Helping to Move People out of Slums and into a New Green Town.
Ingrid Munro is in the habit, when guests come to visit Jamii Bora, the Kenyan microfinance institution she founded in 1999, of candidly introducing her borrowers and staffers as former prostitutes, criminals, and beggars. She does not mince her words, does not avert her steady gaze. “This is Jane,” she will say by way of introduction to one Jamii Bora member, a slender, graceful woman whose husband left her when she was…
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by: Tobin Hack – Summer 2010