Microcredit And The Poorest Of The Poor: Theory And Evidence From Bolivia
AbstractWe construct a theoretical framework that puts the social worth of a microfinance organization (MFO) in terms of the depth, worth to users, cost to users, breadth, length, and scope of its output. We then analyze evidence of depth of outreach for five MFOs in Bolivia. Most of the poor households reached by the MFOs were near the poverty line�they were the richest of the poor. Group lenders had more depth of outreach than individual lenders. The urban poorest were more likely to be borrowers, but rural borrowers were more likely to be among the poorest.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Ohio State University, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics in its series Economics and Sociology Occasional Papers with number 28334.
Date of creation: 1998
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Financial Economics; Food Security and Poverty;
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- Navajas, Sergio & Schreiner, Mark & Meyer, Richard L. & Gonzalez-vega, Claudio & Rodriguez-meza, Jorge, 2000. "Microcredit and the Poorest of the Poor: Theory and Evidence from Bolivia," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 28(2), pages 333-346, February.
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