What is MicroLink?
MicroLink is a program that connects low-income women entrepreneurs with banking services in Ghana. The program facilitates successful borrowing through capacity building and advisory services (including providing business skills training) together with bank linkage.
- Provide effective microfinance training programme for entrepreneurs
- Promote awareness of microfinance market and accessibility
- Forge linkage between entrepreneurs and partner bank
- Facilitate disbursement of loan to entrepreneurs from partner bank
- Provide ongoing support services to entrepreneurs
Low-income entrepreneurs in Ghana, women and youth in particular, that:
- Have limited or no perceived access to credit from commercial sources
- Earn or aspire to earn a living from a micro-enterprise
- Must have a workable business plan or clear ideas and motivation to start a business
MicroLink operates in a structured way according to the following steps:
1- Partnership with Bank and Women/Youth/Local Organisation
2- Promotion, application and client profiling
3- Micro-Link Training Programme
4- Peer Leadership and Outreach
5- Group Formation and Savings Mobilisation
6- Final Profiles and Handover
7- Loan Disbursement
8- Post-Loan Advisory Service
Partner with us
MicroLink is an ongoing project and AABN is open to future clients and partnerships. If you are from a local community organisation or a bank and would like to benefit from this programme, please contact us.