Journal of
African Studies and Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Afr. Stud. Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2189
  • DOI: 10.5897/JASD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 237

Full Length Research Paper

The impact of Plan Ghana’s microfinance scheme on poverty reduction among women in Lower Manya Krobo

John-Engelbert Seddoh
  • John-Engelbert Seddoh
  • Business School, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.
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  •  Received: 08 April 2014
  •  Accepted: 08 July 2014
  •  Published: 31 October 2014


The main purpose of the study was to assess the impact of Plan Ghana’s Microfinance Scheme on the livelihoods of female beneficiaries in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region of Ghana. A descriptive survey design was adopted and 180 sample size was used. The study showed that the scheme had improved beneficiaries’ lives tremendously in areas of health, child education, personal development, and business sustainability. The study also recommended that Plan Ghana intensifies the training programme for its clients.


Key words: Lower Manya- Krobo, microfinance, Plan Ghana, poverty reduction.