Beyond economic benefits the contribution of microfinance to post-conflict recovery in Asia and the Pacific, 2002

Microfinance promotes conflict resolution, for example by empowering members to establish their own organisation.

It encourages democratic procedures that help people surmount conflicts, while providing a way to bring people together, focusing on economic activities and cooperation rather than differences.

Microfinance can also empower people by regaining trust and confidence in themselves.

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