The Impact of Microfinance on the Development of Small Scale Enterprises in the Ledzorkuku-Krowor Municipality in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana

Godson Ahiabor


The fundamental objective of this study is to assess the impact of Microfinance on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana, using a case study of the Ledzorkuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly. Simple random sampling technique was employed in selecting the 70 SMEs and 30 MFIs that constituted the sample size of the research. Structured questionnaire was designed to facilitate the acquisition of relevant data which was used for analysis. Descriptive statistics which involves simple percentage graphical charts and illustrations was tactically applied in data presentations and analysis. The findings of the study reveal that significant number of the SMEs has the knowledge of the existence of MFIs and some acknowledge positive contributions of MFIs loans towards promoting their growth. Other than financial support, it is recommended that microfinance institutions should at all-time give professional advices to SMEs since proper professional advice will inform the lending microfinance institutions whether the amount the SME requested for is too much for the project or less. Seminars and workshops should be organized by the microfinance institutions to educate SMEs on their policies and judicious use of funds for SMEs and what it takes to assess loans. Also, the microfinance institutions should initiate more developmental projects in order to win the confidence and trust of the SME’s.

Keywords: Microfinance, Loans, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Ledzorkuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly

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