Islamic microfinance represents the ultimate opportunity for Islamic finance to live up to its potential. Most of the Muslim majority countries today suffer large-scale human developmental crises. While conventional microfinance has taken the lead, it is providing non-Sharia’ah compliant offerings that millions of low-income Muslims reject. The conventional microfinance model has also come under much scrutiny.
So what is the current state of Islamic microfinance? What is Islamic microfinance anyway? And what are the existing opportunity areas? These and other questions will be addressed at this facts-driven webinar.
In this 90 minute webinar followed by Q&A, we discuss:
- Global micro-finance landscape, social impact, and short comings today
- Social needs for micro-finance in Muslim majority countries
- Islamic micro-finance landscape: Key players and success stories
- Islamic micro-finance core models and structures (to be presented in Part II)
Play webinar recording here.