Jun 2014
Author(s): Stickney, Christy
The lack of adequate housing is a problem throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Almost 40 percent of families in the region live in a house beyond repair, have no title, or lack water,…
Jun 2014
Author(s): Stickney, Christy
La falta de una vivienda adecuada es un problema en toda América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) . Casi el 40 por ciento de las familias en la región viven en una casa en mal estado y sin posibilidad de…
Apr 2012
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Some 360 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean -70 percent of the population- live on very low incomes and have not shared in the economic and social growth of the region. These people…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Low-income and self-employed Nicaraguans face two serious obstacles when looking to buy a home: a shortage of affordable housing, and difficulty in obtaining a mortgage.An innovative model is…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Large numbers of Nicaraguans have moved to urban areas over the past thirty years, building rough houses in spontaneous neighborhoods that lack roads, water, sanitation and energy. Nicaragua's…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Credit is the boost small and medium enterprises in Latin America need most. It gives companies that anchor distribution chains the opportunity to integrate small producers into the formal economy.…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
The nongovernmental organization Global Partnerships is redefining microfinance. Moving beyond the concept of microloans as working capital, it aims to achieve greater impact in reducing poverty by…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
La organización no gubernamental Global Partnerships está redefiniendo las microfinanzas. Con un concepto del microcrédito que supera el de proveer capital de trabajo, pretende tener mayor impacto en…