This study examined access to microfinance by Small Medium Enterprises
(SMEs) in the Accra metropolis. A survey was therefore designed to evaluate the access
to SMEs in the metropolis of Accra. The population of the study was 50, which
comprised SMEs and Microfinance Institutions (MFIs). A sample of thirty-four SMEs
and 6 MFIs were used for the study. An interview guide and a questionnaire were used
separately to collect data from MFIs and SMEs. The return rate of data was 6 (75%) for
MFIs and 44(88%) for SMEs. Data collected was analysed manually and electronically.
The statistical product and service solution was used for the electronic analysis in which
descriptive statistical tools was used for data presentation and discussion.
Results of the study indicated that access to MFIs by SMEs positively reflected
on the social and economic lives and their operations. The businesses were able to
increase their capital, assets and expanded SMEs which reflected in their social lives.
Employment opportunities and saving culture of SMEs was enhanced. In spite of the
benefits, there were some challenges which included repayment difficulties, payment of
multiple taxes, and lack of market for products and services plus high lending interest
The study therefore recommends the need to put in measures like reduction in
high interest rate, training of managers of SMEs on proper business practices including
proper financial accounting of their business transactions.
CDR, C (2021). Access to Microfinance by Small and Medium Entreprises in the Accra Metropolis. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 06, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/access-to-microfinance-by-small-and-medium-enterprises-in-the-accra-metropolis
Coalition, CDR. "Access to Microfinance by Small and Medium Entreprises in the Accra Metropolis" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 18 Mar. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/access-to-microfinance-by-small-and-medium-enterprises-in-the-accra-metropolis . Accessed 06 May. 2021.
Coalition, CDR. "Access to Microfinance by Small and Medium Entreprises in the Accra Metropolis". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 18 Mar. 2021. Web. 06 May. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/access-to-microfinance-by-small-and-medium-enterprises-in-the-accra-metropolis >.
Coalition, CDR. "Access to Microfinance by Small and Medium Entreprises in the Accra Metropolis" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 06, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/access-to-microfinance-by-small-and-medium-enterprises-in-the-accra-metropolis