Knowledge Note

Altitude sickness, or “soroche,” is a pathological effect on humans caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitudes. Similarly, a loan product oriented to small farmers that is introduced in the Andes could suffer from many “illnesses.” Here we propose a few “treatments” that can help smooth the path when you are bringing new financial services to rural areas.

About the Presenters

Martin Spahr

Alvaro Tarazona

Felipe Portocarrero