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Leveraging the Impact of Remittances through Microfinance Products: Perspectives from Market Research

Accion's InSight Series, No. 10, 2004

16 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2005  

Maria Jaramillo

ACCION International

Abstract

Remittances - money sent from an immigrant to his or her home country - is an important service for microfinance clients and represents a significant market opportunity for microfinance institutions. This InSight details the results of ACCION's research to understand the motivations of remittance senders and recipients, to explore product enhancements that could help both senders and recipients meet their financial goals, and to understand the characteristics important for a remittance delivery system.

Keywords: Remittances microfinance MFI immigrant case study

JEL Classification: O1, O19, O22, J61, N26, N36, N86, O5

Suggested Citation

Jaramillo, Maria, Leveraging the Impact of Remittances through Microfinance Products: Perspectives from Market Research. Accion's InSight Series, No. 10, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=771996

Maria Jaramillo (Contact Author)

ACCION International ( email )

56 Roland Street
Suite 300
Boston, MA 02129
United States

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