Beggar’s Loan – Why Poverty? (3:52min – English Subtitles)

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Since 1976, the Grameen Bank has made small loans to nearly 8.5m women. Chabna is one of them. She used to beg to stay alive, now she runs her own small business selling yoghurt. “Before, I had nothing,” she says, “Now I have something.” Find out how microfinance has transformed her life.

Director & Producer: Gayle Ferraro
Produced by Steps International

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