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Greener Journal of  Social Sciences Vol. 3 (5), pp. 278-285, May 2013

  ISSN: 2276-7800 © 2011 Greener Journals

Research Paper

Literature Review on the Relationship between Microfinance Provision and Women Enterprise Performance


Ruth Marjory Adhiambo Ocholah, Simeo Okelo, Cainan Ojwang, Fredrick Aila*, Dr. Patrick B. Ojera



Department of Accounting and Finance, Department of Economics, Department of Marketing and Management Maseno University


*Corresponding Author’s Email: fredrick.aila @ gmail. com


Despite the crucial role of women entrepreneurs in the economic development of their families and countries; it is, however, discovered that women entrepreneurs have low business performance compared to their male counterparts. This paper identifies the challenges facing women entrepreneurs and reviews the concepts of microfinance provision and enterprise performance with a view to finding solutions to these challenges. It provides a conceptual background to research in this subject.

Keywords: Microfinance; women entrepreneurs; women enterprises; enterprise performance.

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