Small Fortunes – A documentary on Microfinance by PBS

Small Fortunes is a one-hour documentary describing the impact that microcredit is having throughout the world through the stories of eleven microentrepreneurs.It premiered on October the 27th, 2005 in the US and has been made by PBS

Produced by award-winning filmmakers Sterling Van Wagenen and Matt Whitaker, Small Fortunes explores the issues of poverty and microcredit as it features interviews with numerous recipients of small loans in locales ranging from India to the Philippines to New York City. The documentary tells the stories of how short-term loans of even a few dollars have resulted in dramatic changes in lifestyles for families who otherwise would have no means of lifting themselves out of their poverty.

Duration – 57 Minutes

Watch it on the Google Video Website

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