This intensive four day course examines two of the most successful approaches to assisting women to improve their microbusinesses, increase their income, improve their families’ wellbeing, and increase their self-esteem. Microfinance is an innovative strategy of financing microenterprises and small businesses. It is designed to assist very low income and limited asset persons to grow their businesses over many loan cycles. This self-sustaining methodology has grown exponentially in the last two and a half decades and is now active in almost every country, whether developing or industrialized. The course will examine a variety of methods of microcredit to groups and individuals as well as other types of microfinance, such as savings, insurance, leasing, and e-banking.