Housing Microfinance: Designing a Product for the Rural Poor

Cheryl Young


This paper discusses the potential of providing housing finance to the poor through microfinance institutions (MFIs) and issues that are likely to arise in doing so. Using a demand assessment conducted at Ankuram Sangamam Porum (ASP) in Andhra Pradesh, the paper demonstrates how an MFI can develop a housing microfinance product based on their clients’ socio-economic status and demand for the product.


Working Paper

Thematic Area

Financial Well-being and Social Protection