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The New Middlewomen

By Malcolm Harper
ISBN: 9781853394317
The New Middlewomen is the result of extensive research funded by the British Department for International Development and the Ford Foundation in Kenya and India and will be essential reading for bankers who wish to support the poor profitably and effectively, and all those with an interest in microfinance issues.
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  • Synopsis
    The New Middlewomen describes a unique approach to the delivery of financial services to poor people, which can enable any existing commercial bank profitably to mobilize poor people's savings and provide loans to them, without the need for special systems or new institutions. The New Middlewomen is the result of extensive research funded by the British Department for International Development and the Ford Foundation in Kenya and India and will be essential reading for bankers who wish to support the poor profitably and effectively, and all those with an interest in microfinance issues.
  • Table of Contents
    Chapter 1: Introduction
    1.1. What are On-Lending Groups ? 1
    1.2. Are On-Lending Groups a market for existing banks ? 4
    1.3. Why should the banks bother with On-Lending Groups ? 6
    1.4. The Scope and Methodology of the Study 9
    Chapter 2: The Groups and Their Development
    2.1. Do groups already exist ? 14
    2.2. Are poor people members of On-Lending Groups ? 22
    2.3 Must On-Lending Groups have some literate members ? 28
    Chapter 3: The Impact of Membership
    3.1. Does membership benefit alHhe members ? 34
    3.2. What about those who drop out ? 39
    3.3. Does outside money 'spoil' the groups ? 47
    Chapter 4: The Development and Assessment of
    On-Lending Groups
    4.1. How can On-Lending Groups be developed and assessed ? 54
    4.2. What does it cost to develop and to assess an On-Lending Group ? 64
    4.3. Should the bank or the NGO develop On-Lending Groups ? 73
    4.4. What interest rate can On-Lending Groups afford to pay ? 75
    4.5. How can On-Lending Groups provide security ? 80
    Chapter 5: The Future
    5.1. What is stopping the banks ? 85
    5.2. Do On-Lending Groups need the Banks ? 104
    Chapter 6: Conclusions and Recommendations
    Bibliography 125
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Malcolm Harper
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 144
    Format Paperback / softback