In the world, 60 million people escaped from exclusion and poverty thanks to the microcredit. In France, thousands of firms were created with loans of less than 5000 euros.
When money is lent to those who are excluded from the banking system, they not only rediscover the taste of initiative and self-confidence, but they show themselves to be the best repayers. Lending money to the poor is not charity, but a financial activity. To make it profitable, the defenders of microcredit had to overcome many prejudices.
Today, the success of this new perspective allows to escape from the vain debate between the Welfare State unable to protect everyone, and the cruel nature of capitalism.
This 52-minute documentary will follow the life of microcredit borrowers, and reveal the consequences of these peculiar loans. We will see that in different parts of Europe, microcredit is being diversified to match the failures of the local economy. From France to Portugal, from Bosnia to Poland, the stakes of microfinance become more and more important nowadays.