Accion's Experiences with Rural Finance in Latin America and Africa

Accion's Insight Series, No. 11, August 2004

10 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2005

Abstract

In the past two years, ACCION has worked with several institutions in Latin America and Africa to institute or expand rural lending programs. These efforts have resulted in successful rural penetration as well as a range of microcredit products adapted for rural areas. This InSight briefly describes the experience of ACCION's affiliates and partners in rural areas and relates lessons gleaned from that experience on how urban, commercially-oriented microfinance institutions can enter rural markets.

Keywords: Microfinance, MFI, Latin America, Africa, ACCION, microcredit

JEL Classification: O00, R11, R29, L00, N26, N27, N86, N87

Suggested Citation

Manndorff, Hannes, Accion's Experiences with Rural Finance in Latin America and Africa. Accion's Insight Series, No. 11, August 2004, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=772001

Hannes Manndorff (Contact Author)

ACCION International ( email )

56 Roland Street
Suite 300
Boston, MA 02129
United States

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