Money Matters: Reaching Women Microentrepreneurs With Financial Services

Through the analysis of various kinds of institutions - banks, credit unions, and NGOs - this study identifies the positive and negative factors and conditions affecting the supply of financial services to microentrepreneurs in general and women microentrepreneurs in particular. It finds that the current supply of financial services (credit and savings) to women microentrepreneurs is more diverse than had generally been assumed until now, and thereby opens a window on the future of women's access to financial services.

It is hoped that this study can contribute to designing better responses to women microentrepreneurs' demand by helping to create more efficient and viable institutions providing them with useful financial services into the twenty-first century and beyond.

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By Gloria Almeyda-Stemper