Saturday, September 20, 2008

Microentrepreneurship and development in Uruguay: who really needs Oikocredit financing?

For the understanding of many living abroad, Uruguay is a country that is not easily linked with poverty or disadvantaged people. Seldom are examples from this land mentioned in the discussions regarding development efforts or poverty alleviation cases. This is far from true, I was told. There is a silent, but broad part of the population that lives under poverty conditions, especially small farmers. According to The World Factbook website, 27.4% of the Uruguayan households live below the poverty line. This brought a new angle to my stay in this country.

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