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What is Microfinance? - Geoff Davis (Unitus)
Date: 10/5/2005
Length: 3 minutes
Speaker(s): Geoff Davis (Unitus)
Sources: Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Description: Geoff Davis, founder and CEO of Unitus, explains the meaning of microfinance and the huge potential and impact the field has. He goes on to discuss the difference between microfinance and micro credit. He reveals that microfinance
has a huge growth opportunity as it is potentially a five billion dollar market and is currently about a one billion dollar market.

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Summary: Davis talks about how he got involved in micro credit and how it led to the formation of Unitus. He explains how Unitus is different form Grameen Bank, a pioneer in the field of microfinance. Unitus uses an Acceleration Model, a
venture approach to do micro finance. This means they invest in programs around the world that offer micro loans and that have high growth potential to accelerate their growth. Watch More
What is Microfinance? - Geoff Davis (Unitus)
Geoff Davis (Unitus)
10/5/2005
Summary: Geoff Davis, founder and CEO of Unitus, explains the meaning of microfinance and the huge potential and impact the field has. He goes on to discuss the difference between microfinance and micro credit. He reveals that microfinance
has a huge growth opportunity as it is potentially a five billion dollar market and is currently about a one billion dollar market. Watch More

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