Rural Financial Intermediation Programme
Poor people living in rural areas need access to credit on a regular basis so they can build up their assets and diversify their income-generating activities. This programme is designed to benefit poor people who have no access to basic financial services because of limited outreach and because they have no collateral. Such people often depend on moneylenders, paying exorbitant rates of interest and depleting their resources.
By training rural poor people how to use and benefit from financial services, the programme helps them become clients of existing microfinance institutions, building confidence and reinforcing a culture of credit discipline. About 40,000 women will benefit from training in business skills, and about 14,000 centre and group leaders will share experiences relating to successful microfinance activities in other parts of the country. The programme will promote the establishment of 3,375 rural savings and credit cooperative societies owned and managed by their members.
06 December 2001
2001 - 2010
Credit and Financial Services
Total Project Cost
US$ 88.73 million
US$ 25.69 million
African Development Bank US$ 37.5 million
Domestic Financing Institutions US$ 21.08 million
National Government US$ 4.46 million