Microfinance in Latin America and the Caribbean: Sector data.
Microcredit in Latin America and the Caribbean has experienced exponential growth over the last decade, through the incorporation of new actors, closer attention from financial authorities, and overall improvements in information transparency. The microcredit portfolio held by more than 1000 institutions now totals over US$40 billion, serving at least 20 million clients. Regulated institutions represent 86% of the portfolio and 66% of clients in these totals.
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Over the last 10 years, microfinance has experienced continuous growth in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through a responsible regulatory environment and strong, well-regulated microfinance institutions, more micro and small businesses and poor households have access to financing opportunities.
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2011 report (in Spanish only)
Press release: Microfinance lending in Latin America and the Caribbean rose 23 percent in 2010