UMD 1 : Factors Influencing the Uses and Effects of Small Loans

The Case of Lamzaang, a Rural Village in Northern Chin State

In this first volume of the Understanding Myanmar’s Development series, the author Cin Khan En Do Pau (also known as John) takes a deep and methodical look into microfinance in the community of Lamzaang village. Through careful analysis of the entire process of debt-taking and the provision of small scale loans, John penetrates to the heart of the issues and social context in which villagers decide to enter microfinance schemes and, in the end, how they utilize that capital—for better or for worse.

Publication date : December 2016
Price : 200 Baht / 7 US$