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The role of microfinance on entrepreneurial Development: a case of Dar es Salaam city

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dc.contributor.author Salum, Zawadi
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-18T04:49:35Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-18T04:49:35Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11192/942
dc.description A Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Award of the Degree of Master of Science in Accounting and Finance (MSc-A&F) of Mzumbe University en_US
dc.description.abstract The study assessed the role of microfinance on entrepreneurial development. The study was conducted in FINCA and PRIDE, Dar es Salaam. The objectives of the study were: to identify barriers impede entrepreneurial development; to determine constrains facing micro entrepreneurs and to find out challenges facing microfinance institutions in providing services to micro entrepreneurs. A sample of 120 respondents was taken from FINCA and PRIDE. Primary data were collected by using questionnaires and in depth interview. Data were presented by using tables and figures. The study found that MFIs play significant role in enhancing micro entrepreneurs. MFIs provide loan services, consultation, training and business monitoring services. The study found that majority of the respondents (51.67%) identified that high interest rate is the strong barrier in impede entrepreneur development. Also, the study found that majority of the respondents (60%) identified high interest rate is a major constrains facing micro entrepreneurs. Moreover, the study the study found that majority of the respondents (58.3%) revealed that poor management is the strong challenge for microfinance institutions in providing loans to micro entrepreneurs. The study concludes that MFIs play significance role in enhance micro enterprises operations. The study concludes that there are various barriers impede entrepreneurs’ development. The major challenges involve, lack of collateral, high loan interest rate and lack of registration. The study recommended that Microfinance institutions in Tanzania also need to review their policies on the maximum amount of loans to micro entrepreneurs to reflect the market demands. At the moment, new micro entrepreneurs should not have much hope of getting finance sufficient assistance from most of the microfinance institutions. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Mzumbe University en_US
dc.subject Saccos en_US
dc.title The role of microfinance on entrepreneurial Development: a case of Dar es Salaam city en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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