Microcredit in the Developed World: Can microcredit serve as an effective tool of poverty alleviation in the United States?
Morgan, Sarah C.
Washington and Lee University -- Capstone in Shepherd Poverty Program
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Sarah C. Morgan is a member of the Class of 2015 of Washington and Lee University.Capstone; [FULL-TEXT RESTRICTED TO WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY LOGIN]This paper investigates the following topics: • An overview of microcredit and microfinance as tools of poverty alleviation • The impact and execution of microcredit in the less developed world • The impact and execution of microcredit in the developed world • The current state of microcredit in the United States • The future potential of microcredit in the United States as a tool of poverty alleviation.