Teaching the rural poor about banking
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CTA. 1991. Teaching the rural poor about banking. Spore 33. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Linking self-help groups and banks in developing countries by E Kropp, Michael Marx, Ballurkar Pramod, Benjamin Quinones and Hans Dieter Seibel, 155pp 1989 GTZ/APRACA ISBN 3 88085 418 1 APRACA, Maliwan Mansions, Phra Atit Road, Bangkok 10200, THAI
Credit in rural developing areas is one of the linchpins of development. Those in the banking system must begin to examine the potential of the farmers and rural poor to organize themselves and mobilize their internal resources to help themselves. If rural self-help groups could be taught to do banking among those with a very low-income who need credit to have any hope of success in their agricultural project, then they themselves could handle much of the consumption and short-term financing requirements. Formal banking institutions could then devote themselves to their developmental role by focusing on investment finance. This partnership between financial self-help groups and banking institutions is the thesis of Linking self-help groups and banks in developing countries, a joint GTZ and Asian and Pacific Regional Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA) publication The book attempts to summarize some ideas on such linkages and show some of the underlying concepts and results evolved (using APRACA projects as examples), an; to persuade other banking institutions to investigate possible partnerships of their own. Linking self-help groups and banks in developing countries by E Kropp, Michael Marx, Ballurkar Pramod, Benjamin Quinones and Hans Dieter Seibel, 155pp 1989 GTZ/APRACA ISBN 3 88085 418 1 APRACA, Maliwan Mansions, Phra Atit Road, Bangkok 10200, THAILAND or GTZ, Postfach 5180 D-6367 Karben 1, GERMANY