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
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
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