Financial and Human Capital of Microentrepreneurs and Financing by Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) in Cameroon
J. Fin. Bank. Review 4 (3) 98–107 (2019)
10 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2020
Date Written: December 13, 2019
Objective - This study determines the nature and the direction of how financial and human capital influence the financing of microentrepreneurs in Cameroon. Compared with past research, this work uses existing microentrepreneurs only, which are considered as the only ones having access to the financing of MFIs.
Methodology/Technique – This study employs an explanatory approach and uses the Five Cs model and primary data to explain the influence of financial capital (capacity, collateral, capital and condition) and human capital (character) on the financing of microentrepreneurs by MFIs.
Findings – On the one hand, the findings show that character, capacity and collateral significantly increase financing of microentrepreneurs by MFIs. On the other hand, the findings reveal that that condition is significant and has an inverse relationship with lending to microentrepreneurs. Collateral was found to be not significant.
Novelty – Compared with past research, this work uses existing microentrepreneurs only, which are considered as the only ones having access to the financing of MFIs. This study examines the relationship between financial and human capital to capacity, collateral capital and condition and character of microentrepreneurs.
Type of Paper - Empirical.
Keywords: Capacity; Character Collateral; Condition; Capital; Financing of Microentrepreneurs; Microfinance Institutions.
JEL Classification: G21, G32, L22, O15.
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