United Nations' Year of Microcredit

xx Keystone Archive

The UN has named 2005 as the Year of Microcredit with the aim of opening up access to financial services to the poor to alleviate poverty across the globe.

This content was published on October 10, 2005 - 11:08

To mark the year, swissinfo went to India to look at Swiss involvement in this field. And it's not just people in developing countries who are using microfinance to step over the poverty line.

This article was automatically imported from our old content management system. If you see any display errors, please let us know:

In compliance with the JTI standards

In compliance with the JTI standards

More: SWI certified by the Journalism Trust Initiative

Contributions under this article have been turned off. You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us!

If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at

Share this story

Change your password

Do you really want to delete your profile?