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THE EFFECT OF MICROFINANCE SERVICES ON THE PERFORMANCE OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SMEs) IN DAR-ES-SALAAM REGION, TANZANIA

Aniceth Kato Mpanju ()
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Aniceth Kato Mpanju: Tanzania Institute of Accountancy

No 9412214, Proceedings of International Academic Conferences from International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences

Abstract: The major purpose of this paper is to analyze the impact of microfinance services on SME?s performance in Dar-es-Salaam region, Tanzania. Using a sample of 350 SMEs, the study adopted a descriptive-correlation research design an econometric analysis using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) version 24. The results show that microfinance services in the form of financial intermediation and enterprise development had to a large extent adequate to small and medium-sized entrepreneurs. Then from above analysis we may conclude that there existed a strong relationship between the extent of microfinance services and the performance of SMEs and that microfinance services influenced the performance of the SMEs in the Dar-es-Salaam region.

Keywords: Microfinance services; SMEs; Microfinance institutions; Financial literacy and enterprise development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G29 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 19 pages
Date: 2019-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-afr, nep-ban, nep-cfn, nep-eff, nep-ent, nep-fdg, nep-fle, nep-mfd and nep-sbm
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Published in Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 50th International Academic Conference, Paris, Oct 2019, pages 166-184

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