Academic journal article Ahfad Journal

Najmeldien Ibrahim and Asia Akorede Esanwa (2009). the Development of Microfinance in Sudan: Opportunities and Threats

Academic journal article Ahfad Journal

Najmeldien Ibrahim and Asia Akorede Esanwa (2009). the Development of Microfinance in Sudan: Opportunities and Threats

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Najmeldien Ibrahim and Asia Akorede Esanwa (2009). The Development of Microfinance in Sudan: Opportunities and Threats. School of Management Studies, Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, Sudan.

This study aimed at examining the threats and opportunities facing the development of microfinance in Sudan.

An analytical descriptive methodology was utilized throughout the study which was based on primary and secondary data acquired from different sources of relevance to the research.

The primary data was collected by qualitative tools, mainly interviews with top level executives in selected microfinance institutions. In addition a questionnaire was distributed to a randomly selected sample of the microfinance clients.

Data analysis consisted of qualitative data analysis techniques of coding and creating categories for the qualitative data, and the use of the SPSS package for the questionnaire analysis yielding statistical data presented in the form of tables.

The findings revealed that the best opportunities for microfinance were stemming from the fact that the results of the microfinance practice were encouraging since it was found to have a positive impact on the lives of the clients who were surveyed by the study. …

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