Household Responses to Access of Finance through GIZ-AFP Village Banks
This study assesses changes in access to finance resulting from village banks established by GIZ's Access to Finance for the Poor (AFP) program.
The study was conducted in the southern provinces of Saravanh, Savannakhet and Champassak where the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs funds the AFP program.
The study found that households respond to village banks by increasing their savings rate, making use of credit for emergencies, consumption smoothing and enterprise development and feeling more confident and in control of their future.
YouTube Video - English Version : LADLF Household Responses to Access to Finance through the GIZ AFP Village Banks
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