Microfinancing is the practice of providing financial services to poor people, by helping them accumulate usably large sums of money through small transactions, frequently less than 100 US dollars. Because...

Microfinancing is the practice of providing financial services to poor people, by helping them accumulate usably large sums of money through small transactions, frequently less than 100 US dollars.

Because its model parallels long-tail powerlaws, microfinancing may offer the most effective form of mass philanthropy for the digital age.

Last week, Queen Rania of Jordon and Actress, Natalie Portman publicly announced a plan to triple the assets of Finca International, one of the pioneers of microfinancing.

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