Economy and Epidemic – Microfinance and HIV-AIDS in Asia, 2004

This paper summarises outcomes from an FDC and World Vision International workshop entitled “Integrating Microenterprise Development and HIV/AIDS in Asia”. The workshop brought together 40 microfinance and HIV/AIDS practitioners from eight Asian countries. The emphasis of the policy recommendations developed is not on specific, intensive intervention by the MFI on behalf of AIDS-impacted households. Rather, the emphasis is on providing product and service options so that AIDS-impacted households can make their own choices and chart their own course through a difficult period.

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