The demand for risk-managing financial services in low-income communities : evidence from Zambia

2001
Page count
117
pages
Description

Based on a survey of 275 clients of a microfinance institution (MFI) in Lusaka. Analyses the economic stresses to which low-income entrepreneurs are vulnerable, examines their coping strategies and assesses the potential demand for microinsurance and other risk-managing financial services such as savings and emergency loans. Discusses the implications for MFIs.

Publisher
The ILO's Social Finance Programme
Publish date
Language of publication
English
Region/Country
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Country
Zambia
IB topics
Sector
Financial Services