DCA Loan Guarantee Root Capital Impact Brief

Rural, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) struggle to obtain the capital they need to operate and expand their businesses. Yet, SMEs have the potential to provide much-needed employment for rural inhabitants, increase food security, and enhance a country’s export revenues.  The financial sector has historically viewed agriculture as a risky investment, subject to the vagaries of weather, seasons, and sometimes widely fluctuating prices. In addition, rural producers typically lack acceptable guarantees or collateral, an existing credit history, and bank-required paperwork..

Monday, August 12, 2013 - 1:15pm