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Confessions of a Microfinance Heretic by Hugh Sinclair

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9 Rustling Dutch Feathers

With my newfound freedom I began working on a number of exciting projects, including a large assignment for the peer-to-peer microfinance investment platform MyC4, based in Denmark. The U.S. equivalent, Kiva, was growing at phenomenal rates, and learning the model in detail through my work with MyC4 provided experience useful for revealing some unusual activities at Kiva a couple of years later (Kiva had coincidentally recently teamed up with LAPO).

Still, something had shifted within me. At this point began what may best be described as my “whistle-blowing stage.” I was detested by Triple Jump and its partners. By the end of this period I would be detested by much of the community of microfinance investment funds. ...

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