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Confessions of a Microfinance Heretic by Hugh Sinclair

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6 Something Not Quite Right in Nigeria

It was another dark, wet evening in Amsterdam. My boss had asked me to visit a prospective client in the center of town who was passing through Amsterdam. Fortunately I had the required waterproof rain trousers to hand and cycled for twenty minutes to a hotel on a canal somewhere downtown. It was a large Nigerian MFI and Mark wanted to do something with them. I didn’t know much more. I was to listen to their problems and offer some free “technical assistance” in the hope that on the back of this we could win a deal to lend the MFI some money. Our business model was fairly simple.

I met the CEO, a gentleman named Godwin Ehigiamusoe.* He moaned for a few minutes about his IT systems, which barely functioned. ...

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