Sam Daley-Harris, founder and President of RESULTS International and Director of the Microcredit Summit Campaign has urged the donor community to do more to increase access to microfinance for the world’s poorest people.
At a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mircofinance, Sam highlighted two new targets set by the Microcredit Summit Campaign – to reach more than 175 million of the poorest families with mircocredit and to ensure that 100 million families rise out above the $1 a day threshold by 2015 – and called on agencies such as DFID and the World Bank to commit resources to achieving these goals.
Annette Brooke MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Microfinance acknowledged Sam and RESULTS for their work to raise awareness of microfinance in Parliament. She remarked that her interest in the issue originated from a meeting RESULTS volunteer in her constituency who informed her about the power of microfinance to empower women and lift families out of poverty.
(left to right: Reg Davis and Helen Davis from the Poole group; Sam Daley-Harris; Annette Brooke MP; Julia Modern and David Pye from the RESULTS UK campaigns team)