Marie Michael Library

Title

Commercialization of microfinance: the cases of Banco Economico and Fondo Financiero Privado FA$$IL, Bolivia

Author

Poyo, Jeffrey; Young, Robin

Description

The commercialization of microfinance refers to the recent trend of privately owned financial institutions expanding their services into the microenterprise sector. Banco Economico and Fondo Financiero Privado represent two cases of the commercialization of microfinance. The case studies presented in this document clearly illustrate the internal and external factors that have encouraged both financial institutions to penetrate the microenterprise market, and they present interesting observations concerning services offered, financial structures, and business strategies.

File No

MBP-99/12-2

Agency

Microenterprise Best Practices

Date

December, 1999

Subject(s)

Microfinance, Bolivia

Pages

37, plus appendices