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More Pathways Out of Poverty

Sam Daley-Harris and Anna Awimbo, editors
More Pathways Out of Poverty
ISBN: 978-1-56549-229-5
2006/187 pages/LC: 2006023643
A Kumarian Press Book

"The message [of this book] ... should serve as a wake up call: it is about time that the effective use of microfinancing and microenterprise became part of the mainstream, and became thought of as a pathway out of poverty.... Highly recommended."—Journal of International Development

"Especially interesting as it condenses the experiences of numerous dfiferent microfinance institutions. For practitioners and academics alike, this book is a useful addition to the microfinance literature."—Journal of Development Studies


More Pathways Out of Poverty, the follow-up to 2002's Pathways Out of Poverty and the companion book to the 2006 Global Microcredit Summit, explores new and revolutionary practices in microfinance. Illustrating both the potential and the challenges of microfinance, the books serves as a roadmap toward the goal of drastically reducing the number of people who live in a state of extreme poverty.


Sam Daley-Harris is founder and CEO of the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation. He is also founder of the Microcredit Summit Campaign, which he directed for 16 years. Anna Awimbo is a project director with the Microcredit Summit Campaign.


  • Achieving the Microcredit Summit and Millennium Development Goals of Reducing Extreme Poverty: What Is the Cutting Edge on Cost-Effectively Measuring Movement Across the $1/Day Threshold?—T. van Bastelaer and M. Zeller.
  • Factors That Contribute to Exponential Growth: Case Studies for Massive Outreach to the Poor and Poorest—A. Counts, R. Zafar, and E. Connor.
  • Commercialization: Overcoming the Obstacles to Accessing Commercial Funds While Maintaining a Commitment to Reaching the Poorest—L. Reed.
  • Building Domestic Financial Systems That Work for the Majority—Women's World Banking.