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About the Microfinance Report

The Microfinance Trend Report looks at trends surrounding micro financing, micro loans, lending strategies and small business loans among low-income consumers. Even in a fragile economy, there are micro lending trends among low-income households all over the world -- creating new and emerging patterns in the finance sector -- that are worth tracking. For instance, in countries like India and the Philippines, microfinance institutions and organizations, such as Grameen Bank and Kiva Microfunds, are helping create a new generation of entrepreneurs and business-minded people, which should spark interest in the global financial community because of the vast business potential.

Who It's For

Our detailed report will benefit financial institutions, microcredit organizations, economists, social businesses and social entrepreneurs that want to track industry trends in order to adhere to consumer demands and to adjust strategies.

Use the Microfinance Trend Report to stay informed about microfinance developments affecting the financial sector and influencing consumer opinion.

The Microfinance Trend Report, last published on Jan 08, 2012, includes 6 PRO Trends and 30 examples of microfinance market research and microfinance consumer trends related to: economics, financial markets, social business, micro lending, small business loans and microfinance trends.

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Methodology

Our microfinance research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced microfinance articles and 2,109,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 6 Microfinance PRO Trends = 6 Powerpoint Pages Microfinance PPT Report
• 30 Microfinance Examples

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• 4 Microfinance Videos (Online) Microfinance Videos
• 180 Microfinance Images (Online) Microfinance Images
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): Bank, Farm, Business Card, Magazine, Service, Recession, Microfinance, Display Window and more!



Sample Microfinance Pro Trends

Each Microfinance PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online microfinance articles, videos and images. Examples:

Socialcessories Accessories made in support of social issues Implications - Social organizations are going beyond fashion apparel to base their products on accessories of all types, including luggage, sunglasses and jewelry. Expanding their product lines and exploring new product ideas, these organizations can greatly increase sales of their goods and awareness of their cause by offering consumers a diverse mix of items they can purchase to show their support for key issues.
Socialcessories
Accessories made in support of social issues
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Gen Zeducation Educational tools for the web savvy generations, from elementary to university Implications - Computers and technology are being integrated in courses for students from kindergarten to university, and their evolution must be on par with the development of the students. Progressive institutes understand that their level of new tech integration directly correlates with the success of their students.
Gen Zeducation
Educational tools for the web savvy generations, from elementary to university
11 Examples + Score + Implications


Niche Search Innovative search engines, often combining social networking elements Implications - As Google’s success is publicized widely in the media, other internet entrepreneurs are hoping to obtain even a small sliver of the multi-billion-dollar search engine pie. Niche search engines are springing up daily, many of which integrate pop culture phenoms like social networking.
Niche Search
Innovative search engines, often combining social networking elements
11 Examples + Score + Implications


Fuel Driven Pop Culture How soaring gas prices have affected North American lifestyles and habits Implications - As gas prices skyrocket, our pockets, our choices in transit, as well as our pop culture are being affected. However daunting it may be, the cost of gas has brought about a new wave of eco-conscious consumers; perhaps seen disproportionately among the younger demographic, who feel most impacted.
Fuel Driven Pop Culture
How soaring gas prices have affected North American lifestyles and habits
11 Examples + Score + Implications


Print Tenacity Publishers being more aggressive to survive and thrive Implications - In 2008 we saw print media struggle for survival as free web content threatened the print journalism industry. To counteract print endangerment, publishers are getting way more innovative, offering free magazines controversy and collectible multi-covers issues.
Print Tenacity
Publishers being more aggressive to survive and thrive
10 Examples + Score + Implications


Oily Objections Innovative statement designs produced to rebel the rising price of oil Implications - To declare their dissent towards the ascending cost of oil, defiant designers have created statement pieces for those sharing their vision of insurgence. Fashion and jewelery can function as everyday awareness pieces, while home decor items can send a silent message depicting these views.
Oily Objections
Innovative statement designs produced to rebel the rising price of oil
6 Examples + Score + Implications


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