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2007

Finance Microlending in Rural Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Titre : Finance Microlending in Rural Afghanistan

Pays : Afghanistan

Date : 2007-02-21 // 2009-01-08

Résumé
CHF is one of the only agencies working to empower low-income families by providing microcredit loans averaging about $300—many to women—in Afghanistan’s rural areas.

Contexte
After years of war and conflict, Afghanistan remains a country in transition. One of the most critical factors impacting the nation’s economic recovery is limited access to financial services and capital for its people—particularly in the rural areas. For thousands of low-income rural men and women, the needs range from funding to build homes for the large numbers of refugees and displaced people, to opportunities to engage in income-generating activities for more settled groups.

Présentation
Since its launch in 2004, the program has issued loans to 3,200 clients, lending out more than $1.5 million. For the borrowers, this small loan can help increase income by 70%, making a significant difference in quality of life for the whole family.

Impact
Consider : $1,000 can provide 3 people loans to develop their small businesses. Given the program’s repayment rate, that entire amount can be re-loaned to an additional 6 people in 3 years, generate more than $36,000 in extra income for poor families.

Organization Information : Global Communities

Budget : €1,600

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