For each of the past five years, the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Microscope on the Microfinance Business Environment has ranked Peru as the world’s best climate for microfinance. But what does that mean at a grassroots level? Some say that this environment benefits creditors more than it does debtors.
When you talk with her, it’s hard to find the moment that you could use to ask your following question. Albina Ruiz is one of those. She has the drive and focused energy of the ones who have fought for their vision to come true. For nearly three decades she has been building up a model of social enterprise, at first in Peru and progressively all over South America. She is now working to develop it in Asia.