Rural financial services in Kenya
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Rural financial services in Kenya what is working and why? by Betty Kibaara

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Published by Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English


  • Financial institutions,
  • Rural credit

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 37).

Statementby Betty Kibaara
SeriesWPS -- 025/2006
LC ClassificationsHG3729.K42 K53 2008+
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 38 p. :
Number of Pages38
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24843769M
LC Control Number2011342477

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