Housing Microfinance: Designing a Product for the Rural Poor

Cheryl Young

2007

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.

Type

Working Paper

Thematic Area

Financial Inclusion