Today's youth are remarkable reservoirs of energy, knowledge and potential. However, poverty and a lack of access to services severely limit the ability to harness this energy. The lack of economic opportunity contributes to the stagnation and endless cycle of hardship within families. Providing financial services to youth creates an untapped opportunity to develop markets, bring people in from the margins and give them the tools with which to help themselves.
In 2011, MEDA launched a study to assess the initial impacts of the loan program by interviewing youth loan recipients, training participants, and a control group of non-participants as well as MFI staff. The study focused on the impact of loans designed for youth clients in Morocco as well as mandatory financial education training youth required before accessing these loans.
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Date: June 12, 2013
Source: The SEEP Network
Length: 1hr 25 seconds