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Innovative Microfinance: Potential for Serving Rural Markets Sustainably

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Providing sustainable financial services for rural areas and agriculture in developing countries has proven immensely challenging. Billions have been spent to subsidize programs and policies designed to develop financial institutions to serve this neglected market segment. However many of the sector’s decision makers and analysts continue to be dissatisfied with the progress.

Keywords

Interest Rate Financial Service Smart Card Credit Union Loan Portfolio 
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  1. 1.Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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