Amidst the economic carnage, Kenya's Equity Bank is booming. Micro loans as small as $10 are helping the country's budding business people. Can Wall Street learn a lesson from these rural entrepreneurs?
Last year Philip Ndungu dropped out of school, as he couldn't afford the fees. But when Equity Bank opened in his neighbourhood, Philip was granted a $100 loan to start a business selling breakfasts. 'I sell to about 700 people a day before I go to school.' Equity's founder Dr James Mwangi believes its success is due to aiding Kenya's poorest entrepreneurs. 'Equity has developed a model that has incorporated them, made banking inclusive.'FULL SYNOPSIS