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Learning Briefs | July 27, 2008

Developing Agriculture Loan Products for Poor Rural Communities

Examines key lessons learned by Metemamen MF, a microfinance partner of CRS in Ethiopia, during the pilot testing of a new loan product for rural poor farmers. The paper shares the experience of the microfinance institution as it worked with CRS' agroenterprise initiative to design financial services for farmers engaged in white pea bean production.