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Freedom from Hunger is committed to sharing what we learn with the rest of the field. Our expert staff members are regularly called upon to contribute commentary, articles and chapters for trade publications, technical journals and books.

We are pleased to provide the following list of published works authored or co-authored by Freedom from Hunger staff, past and present. These articles are generally available for free download in PDF format or via links to other websites. In some cases, articles have been published by journals that provide access only by subscription or purchase.

The titles are listed according to the date of publication, starting with the most recent articles. We provide complete citation information for the convenience of researchers wanting to cite the publication in their own work and provide access to French or Spanish versions, when available.

We sincerely hope you will find these articles useful for broadening your understanding of value-added microfinance and related topics.

Findings from Microfinance Institutions Offering Health Services to Clients

Leatherman, Sheila, Somen Saha, Megan Gash and Marcia Metcalfe. Freedom from Hunger Research Paper No. 12. 7pp. (December 2010). Davis, Ca : Freedom from Hunger.

Saving for Change Impact Stories

Miller, Jaclyn and Megan Gash. Freedom from Hunger Research Paper No. 14. 26pp. (December 2010). Davis, CA : Freedom from Hunger.

Strengths, Weaknesses and Evolution of the Peace Corps’ 11-Year-Old Savings Group Program in Ecuador

Fleischer Proaño, Laura, Megan Gash and Amelia Kuklewicz. Freedom from Hunger Research Report No. 13. 37pp. (October 2010). Davis, CA : Freedom from Hunger.

Microcredit participation and nutrition outcomes among women in Peru

Hamad R, Fernald LCH. J Epidemiol Community Health. 7pp. (2010).

Abstract

Background Microcredit services the awarding of small loans to individuals who are too poor to take advantage of traditional financial servicesdare an increasingly popular scheme for poverty alleviation. Several studies have examined the ability of microcredit programmes to influence the financial standing of borrowers, but only a few studies have examined whether the added household income improves health and nutritional outcomes among household members. This study examined the hypothesis that longer participation in microcredit services would be associated with better nutritional status in women.

Developing Linkages with Health Providers: A Technical Guide for MFIs

By Cassie Chandler, in collaboration with Laura Fleischer Proaño and Marcia Metcalfe. Davis, CA: Freedom from Hunger. 67 pp. (2010).

Health Loans: A Technical Guide for MFIs

By Rossana Ramirez and Myka Reinsch with Freedom from Hunger staff and associates Marcia Metcalfe, Frédéric Ruaz, Mahamadi Cissé, Soumitra Dutta, Cassie Chandler and Kathleen Stack. Davis, CA: Freedom from Hunger. 41 pp. (2010).

Market Research for Microfinance and Health Protection: A Technical Guide for MFIs

By Rossana M. Ramírez with Cassie Chandler, Laura Fleischer-Proaño, Edouine François, Bobbi Gray, Marcia Metcalfe and Myka Reinsch. Davis, CA: Freedom from Hunger. 103 pp. (2010).

Health Savings: A Technical Note

By Myka Reinsch and Rossana Ramirez with Freedom from Hunger staff and associates Mahamadi Cissé, Frédéric Ruaz and Marcia Metcalfe. Davis, CA: Freedom from Hunger. 26 pp. (2010).

Advancing Women’s and Adolescent Girls’ Access to Resources and Influence in Rural India

By Bobbi Gray and Sheila Chanani. Freedom from Hunger Research Paper No. 11. 79pp. (July 2010). Davis, CA: Freedom from Hunger. (English only)

MAHP Research Summary Report: Bandhan

By Megan Gash and Sheila Chanani. Freedom from Hunger Research Paper No. 9A. 25pp. (June 2010). Davis, CA: Freedom from Hunger.

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