Pedro's Story - A short educational video that explains the basics of microfinance through a personal story. 

Easy Money - Microfinance In India – Filmed by San Diego local, Nikhil Bhowmick, this documentary depicts the phenomenon of microcredit and it’s impact in India.

Banking For Change - An award-winning documentary on microfinance, that follows a banker's work in his local community. 

Local Microfinance StoriesThis video highlights several microentrepreneurs that have received a small business loan from one of the San Diego Microfinance Alliance’s partnering lenders.

Microfinance 101A video that describes why microfinance is needed and how it impacts individuals, families, and communities.

Collaborative CapitalVideo shown at the 2010 Summit that shows the work of our local microfinance partners.

SDMFA Youtube - For videos put together by our partners and to watch our favorite videos on microfinance. 

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News & Resources


Accion's Facebook Page - Connect with Accion on Facebook to find out about resources and upcoming events in Southern California.  

Association for Enterprise Opportunity - A national leadership organization and a voice for microenterprise in the United States.

FIELD USFIELD, a program of the Aspen Institute, is a research and development fund dedicated to the expansion and sustainability of microenterprise development efforts, particularly those aimed at poor Americans.

Jonothan MorduchJonathan Morduch is a leader in reasearch in the microfinance fields as well as its effects on the development of third world economies and peoples.

Micro CapitalA microfinance library and newsfeed, whose slogan is “The Candid Voice of Microfinance.”


Microsave - Their market-led approach focuses on putting the clients at the centre of the business is revolutionary.


Microcredit Summit CampaignOne of the microfinance industries leading resources to stimulate the interexchange of knowledge and best practices

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The MixAn information exchange between microfinance organizations for the purpose of furthering microfinance

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Microfinance Courses

Microfinance Distance Learning Course

Presented By United Nations Capital Development Fund

Who Should Take This Course
The Microfinance Distance Learning Course was designed for new entrants to the field of microfinance and has appealed to a broad range of people, including policy makers, donors, practitioners, academics and students. Staff of microfinance operations have found this course extremely useful – a chance to step back and see how their work fits into global microfinance initiatives.

Through the self-training online tool, new staff of agencies working in development or staff engaged in other fields are able to expand their knowledge of microfinance as an important part of efforts to fight poverty and contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

The Curriculum
The course curriculum is delivered through a user-friendly, interactive and attractively presented interface. Using the main menu as a road map, an expert narrator guides the student through eleven modules.

Case studies come alive as customers talk about microfinance services and products. Students interview staff members, the board and management of different microfinance institutions to assess the institutional strengths and challenges for growth.

Exercises and computer graphics make financial statements easy to understand and analyze.