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Microfinance Success Stories

Vincent Perlas, Lifebank

Vincent Perlas is a former doctor, and head of microfinance for Lifebank, an organization located in rural Philippines. Lifebank tells a story of how microlending has helped a disabled woman pull her family from poverty and into the middle class. Perlas discusses the three ingredients to success, which he outlines as spirit, methodology, and funding.