Grameen Bank Microcredit Model Replication in Africa: Three Case Studies of African Microfinance Institutions

Open Access
Author:
Kumar, Anurag
Area of Honors:
Finance
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Austin Jay Jaffe, Thesis Supervisor
  • James Alan Miles, Honors Advisor
  • Peter C Mhando, Faculty Reader
Keywords:
  • Microfinance
  • Microcredit
  • Grameen
  • Grameen Bank
  • Grameen Model
  • African Microfinance
  • Microfinance Institutions
Abstract:
This thesis provides an analysis of three African microcredit institutions (Kenya Women Finance Trust, Sinapi Aba Trust, and Malawi Union of Savings and Credit Cooperative) and how successful they have been since inception. Each organizations measure of success will be determined based on a discussion of three well known microfinance institutions, one of which is the Grameen Bank. Recommendations are provided for each case study organization on how to continue on their path of success, along with extrapolations for other institutions trying to conduct such work.