Kathleen M. Snoddon recently returned from Morocco where she was able to witness microfinance first-hand. This is the first in a five-part blog series about her journeys.
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We had been walking for about two and ½ hours and had stopped just outside the village to allow some of the stragglers in our group to catch up. Hakima, the loan officer from FONDEP was expecting us. Earlier in the week, she had gone into the Berber village to tell her borrowers that some adults and students were coming to visit and would like to meet them and learn about how their small loans had helped them and their families.