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What is Microcredit?


Ghana Trip

Film Reviews





Welcome to Circling The Line

My name is Michelle Savage and I am a freelance filmmaker from Norwich in the UK.
I am a member of a microcredit programme called Full Circle. It has helped me to start my own business by giving me business skills training, loans to buy equipment and a lending circle of other women to support me.

I won a Millennium Award from an organization called On The Line to make connections with women in microcredit projects in countries on the Meridian Line.

The first part of the project was to set up this website to exchange information. The second part was to travel to Ghana in July 2001 to film women at work there. I had a wonderful trip - you can read all about it and see photographs in the Ghana Gazette

When I got back to the UK I organised displays about the project in local libraries and shops and had a photo exhibition in Take 5 cafe bar. On Saturday 22nd September 2001 my 9 minute film had a premiere at Cinema City, Norwich. We also watched the film I'd made about the local Full Circle project. Over 80 people came to the event and you can find out what they thought of it on the Film Reviews page. If you'd like to see the Ghana film right now, click here

VHS video copies of the film are available to schools, colleges, careers services, credit unions - anyone who wants to inspire people about different ways to make a living and take control of their lives. If you would like a copy of the video please e-mail me at shell@shellytelly.co.uk



Click here
to see my Ghana film.

If you would like a copy on
VHS video
e-mail me

On The Line was founded by Oxfam GB, Channel 4 and WWF-UK and is registered charity, number 1073841

"Every single human being, even one barefoot and begging in the street, is a potential entrepreneur"

Muhammed Yunis, founder of the Grammeen Bank and the microcredit movement, The Times 31 October 1998