MicroCapital interview: Why is education access the topic of this year's Award
See MicroCapital's interview with Christoph Pausch, e-MFP, on the 7th European Microfinance Award on Access to Education - why it's important and how can MFIs approach education.
MicroCapital: Why is education access the topic of this year’s Award?
Christoph Pausch: Education is the strongest predictor of economic well-being, and it can also have a major impact on health, women’s empowerment and even population growth. Unfortunately, in countries where microfinance institutions (MFIs) operate, free public education is far from universal. Whether because of poor quality, distance or outright unavailability, parents often choose private schools. And even where schools are free, there are often significant costs for books, uniforms and other supplies.
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