1) What was the biggest surprise for you in the reading? In other words, what did you read that stood out the most as different from your expectations?
I learned so much about microfinance by reading this article. I was always interested in learning about microfinance, and this article gave me an insight on what getting involved in microfinance is like. The biggest surprise to me was how quickly villagers were able convert the borrowed money into profits to provide for their family.
2) Identify at least one part of the reading that was confusing to you.
I actually wasn’t confused about any part of the reading. I understood everything pretty well.
3) If you were able to ask two questions to the author, what would you ask? Why?
If I can ask two questions to the author, I would ask ‘how difficult was it to start your business in another country like India?’ and ‘what happens if the borrower can’t repay the loan?’ I would ask these questions because the answers to the questions would help me better understand the role of microfinance.
4) Was there anything you think the author was wrong about? Where do you disagree with what she or he said? How?
No, I don’t think the author is wrong about anything.