Few people in Sub-saharan Africa are aware of local microfinance lending options, survey says

Aug 03, 2010

Gallup recently surveyed 18 sub-Saharan African countries to find a wide range of awareness about the availability of local microfinance lending opportunities.

Although, on average, more than one third of residents in the 18 countries are aware of microfinance institutions operating in their communities, the range of awareness varies widely across the continent, from over 60% of those surveyed in Malawi and Uganda to approximately 15% in Zimbabwe and Democratic Republic of Congo.

For the full survey, please refer to Gallup’s website.