International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Accessibility of Microfinance for Small Businesses in Mogadishu, Somalia
Dr. Abdel Hafiez Ali, Abdimajid Omar Abu-Hadi, Ali Yassin Sheikh Ali

This paper investigated the accessibility of microfinance for small businesses in Mogadishu. Since, the accessibility of microfinance for small businesses considered difficult due to heavy collateral requirements. The main objective of the study was to examine the challenges facing by small businesses in accessing microfinance services in Mogadishu. Purposive sampling technique was employed in the 100 Small businesses that constituted the sample size of the research. To achieve the objectives of this study, data was collected through questionnaire instrument. Data analysis, the researchers employed descriptive analysis also used Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS). the main findings of this study identifies that Small businesses in Mogadishu are facing challenges to access loan from MFIs and this results many small business to demise soon or may not be started due to lack of ability to overcome the challenges. Moreover, the findings of this study will be helpful for the academicians, businesses, practitioners, researchers, planners, and policy makers who are involved in the concerned area. The researchers recommended microfinance institution are required to set more flexible, affordable and attractive requirements in financing Small businesses, their role need to be felt by the Small enterprises in terms of growth and development.

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