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Does Microfinance Increase Small Business Income or Reduce Poverty in Rural Nigeria?

IJED, Vol. 16 No. 1, (2023)

This study examines the effect of microfinance on poverty and small business income. A key finding is that access to credit has a larger effect on improving the standard of living than that of education. Not surprisingly, however, those with secondary education or higher reported higher income generated from the micro-financed business. Those who took a larger risk by borrowing larger amounts earned higher income.

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