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Providing micro-finance service for micro-enterprise: Performance of selected micro-finance institutions in Malaysia


Majid, Rahimah and Abdul Hakim, Roslan and Noor, Mohd Saifoul Zamzuri and Zainal Abidin, Faudziah (2007) Providing micro-finance service for micro-enterprise: Performance of selected micro-finance institutions in Malaysia. In: International Economic Conference on Trade and Industry (IECTI) 2007, 3 - 5 December 2007, Bayview Hotel Georgetown, Penang. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Like other developing countries, microfinance programs have been part of the poverty alleviation strategy in reaching the poor who are normally excluded from the formal credit sector. The inaccessibility of the poor to credit was mainly due to lack of good collateral or guarantors to qualify them for existing bank products. The microfinance programs as an approach taken to eradicate poverty is believed to be able in helping the poor to expand their economic activities and thus increase their income level as it open up the accessibility of the poor to credit. As such, to achieve its utmost impact on the poor, the development of effective and efficient microfinance institutions (MFIs) and improvement in the accessibility of the products and services provided by these institutions are crucial. This paper discusses the role and microfinance programs provided by two microfinance institutions in Malaysia, namely, the Bank Pertanian Malaysia (BPM) and Tabung Ekonomi Kumpulan Usaha Niaga (TEKUN). In specific, we examine their performance in terms of the products and services offered, delivery mechanism, outreach and its sustainability.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organized by Faculty of Economics, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: micro-finance micro-enterprise performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Juwita Johari
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2011 06:07
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2011 06:07
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2520

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