Assessment of the Supply and Demand of Microfinance Services for Very-Low Income Populations in Guyana and Suriname

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Executive Summary

The purpose of the consultancy is to assess the potential demand and the effective supply of microfinance products specifically designed for very low-income people in Suriname and Guyana. Results and recommendations are mainly directed to national and foreign investors (i.e. Microfinance institutions, NGOs, consortia, etc.) willing to extend their operations to potentially underserved markets.

Methodology

The consultant ran a preliminary desk activity to determine relevant providers of financial and non-financial services for poor people in Guyana and Suriname and a rough estimation of the local demand. Fieldwork consisted of meetings with market players and local population to verify estimates both of the supply and the demand. Counterproofs and feedbacks for both assessments were obtained through interviews with practitioners, national authorities and apex organizations.
The full 9MB Word document can be downloaded from the website of the Inter American Development Bank


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Executive Summary

The purpose of the consultancy is to assess the potential demand and the effective supply of microfinance products specifically designed for very low-income people in Suriname and Guyana. Results and recommendations are mainly directed to national and foreign investors (i.e. Microfinance institutions, NGOs, consortia, etc.) willing to extend their operations to potentially underserved markets.

Methodology

The consultant ran a preliminary desk activity to determine relevant providers of financial and non-financial services for poor people in Guyana and Suriname and a rough estimation of the local demand. Fieldwork consisted of meetings with market players and local population to verify estimates both of the supply and the demand. Counterproofs and feedbacks for both assessments were obtained through interviews with practitioners, national authorities and apex organizations.
The full 9MB Word document can be downloaded from the website of the Inter American Development Bank