This paper is the culmination of a multi-year, collaborative learning program focused on village banking. The process has been sponsored by the Small Enterprise Education and Promotion (SEEP) Network and its Poverty Lending Working Group.

Together they function as a forum for practitioner exchange to share program experience and analyze key program issues.  As village banking attracts more attention throughout the world, the insights and solutions they have found to improve their own programs should also benefit those undertaking new initiatives.