IMTFI's First Annual Conference for Funded Researchers

November 4-6, 2009

Conference Program


Day 1: November 4th

Welcome and Introductions


The Urban Poor and their Money

Mani Nandhi, Centre for Microfinance - Chennai, India


Network Linkages and Money Management: An Anthropological Purview of the Beesi Network amongst the

Urban Poor Muslims in Old City Area of Lucknow, India

Syed Aiman Raza, Shia Degree College - Lucknow, India


Analysis of Financial pracitces among Families in Two Cities Indigenous to the Highlands of Chiapas, Mexico

Magdalena Villarreal, Centro de investigaciones y Estudios Superiors en Anthropología Social - Tlalpan, Mexico

Maria Eugenia Santana, Universidad Autonoma de Chiapas - Chiapas, Mexico


Borrowing from the Gods: Oracular Deities as Traditional Sources of Credit among the Igbo of Nigeria

Kenneth Omeje, United States International University - Nairobi, Kenya


Forms of Money: an Inquiry into the Processes of Use and Adaptation among the Kinda

Reddis of South India

Thanuja Mummidi, French Institute of Pondicherry - Pondicherry, India


Yesterday's Nomads and Modern money

Svetlana Tyukhteneva, Ethnoconsulting Ltd. - Moscow, Russia


The Impact of New Technology on the Use of money as a Means of Spending, Saving

and Storing by the Poor: A Case Study of Sri Lanka

Sirimevan S. Colombage, The Open University of Sri Lanka - Nawala, Nugegoda


A Study of Money and Financial Services and the Impact of ICTs Among Poor Communities

in Developing Countries: The Case of Botswana

Beatrice Magembe and Alice Shemi, University of Botswana - Gabarone, Botswana


E-money for Enchancing MDGs at Bottom of the Pyramid: A Case Study for M-Banking in Kenya

Francis Wambalaba, Akosa Wambalaba, Philip Machoka

United States International University - Nairobi, Kenya