Challenges And Prospects Of Group Lending In Microfinance Service Delivery: Evidence From Women Groups With The Bonzali Rural Bank In Tamale

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ABSTRACT

Globally, microcredit has risen to prominence at a rapid speed after its large-scale

success in the 1970s in Bangladesh with Grameen Bank. Its central idea is that

traditional banks find the poor too costly to serve due to their lack of steady

income and collateral. To address the issue of a lack of collateral to secure loans,

some rural banks and microfinance companies have taken to group guarantees as

a form of social collateral to provide loans. This study delves into the group

lending model of the Bonzali Rural bank in Tamale. It aimed at obtaining data on

the forms of social collateral, borrower benefits, challenges and the prospects of

the group lending approach in microfinance services delivery. A sample of 201

women was used for the study. Structured Survey questionnaires were the main

data collection instrument used. Tables were used in the presentation of data.

SPSS has been used in producing the charts and Tables and to carry out a paired

sample analysis. Group guarantee was the singular collateral security base upon

which women were granted loans. The benefits of group lending to the borrower

were found to include; improvements in personal finance, easy access to credit,

and so on. The paired sample results indicated a statistically significant impact of

loans to the beneficiary women through profit increment. Borrower challenges

were found to include; peer pressure, conflict among members, etc. Majority of

the women were positive about their future relationship with the bank. Based on

the findings of this study, it recommends among others that, the Bank of Ghana

should adopt a discriminatory policy rate in order to lessen the cost of borrowing

to MFIs that support women groups and entrepreneurs.

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APA

SSA, R (2021). Challenges And Prospects Of Group Lending In Microfinance Service Delivery: Evidence From Women Groups With The Bonzali Rural Bank In Tamale. Afribary.com: Retrieved April 16, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/challenges-and-prospects-of-group-lending-in-microfinance-service-delivery-evidence-from-women-groups-with-the-bonzali-rural-bank-in-tamale-1

MLA 8th

Research, SSA. "Challenges And Prospects Of Group Lending In Microfinance Service Delivery: Evidence From Women Groups With The Bonzali Rural Bank In Tamale" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 05 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/challenges-and-prospects-of-group-lending-in-microfinance-service-delivery-evidence-from-women-groups-with-the-bonzali-rural-bank-in-tamale-1 . Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

MLA7

Research, SSA. "Challenges And Prospects Of Group Lending In Microfinance Service Delivery: Evidence From Women Groups With The Bonzali Rural Bank In Tamale". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 05 Apr. 2021. Web. 16 Apr. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/challenges-and-prospects-of-group-lending-in-microfinance-service-delivery-evidence-from-women-groups-with-the-bonzali-rural-bank-in-tamale-1 >.

Chicago

Research, SSA. "Challenges And Prospects Of Group Lending In Microfinance Service Delivery: Evidence From Women Groups With The Bonzali Rural Bank In Tamale" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 16, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/challenges-and-prospects-of-group-lending-in-microfinance-service-delivery-evidence-from-women-groups-with-the-bonzali-rural-bank-in-tamale-1