Microfinance (MF) has been considered a powerful instrument of Development and improvement of the quality of life for many poor communities worldwide. However, on account of several developments over the last decade (over-lending, competition within MF organizations, natural resource constraints, and organizational failures...which may become worse on account of COVID-19), there appears to have been a reduction in the efficiency of MF in addressing poverty.
At the same time, there are still large communities that are unbanked or under-banked, and thus still excluded from financial services. It would be a worthwhile effort to take DeFi to these grassroots communities. However, in doing so, several important challenges need to be first addressed, including, but not limited to:
As a professional working with socially-marginalized communities for over three decades, as an IT professional, and as a crypto enthusiast who's been involved with it from 2013, I'd like to ask if there is any interest in the community in working together to solve this problem. Any comments or questions are welcome. Pls contact me directly if required.
Thanks and best regards
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