Micro Matters

Listening to recent podcasts on Haiti from NPR’s Planet Money,  I started thinking about the large impact that something very little can have. The first story involved a small loan through which a Haitian woman had created a “consignment” business. …

A Macro-difference With Micro-insurance

Listening to a recent segment of Marketplace.org (1/15.2010), I heard about microinsurance. The concept sounds like win/win for everyone. With more resilient structures, Haitians can purchase microinsurance policies that cost $1 to $2 a day. Correspondingly, a Lloyd’s report cited…