INFORMAL BORROWING SOURCES AND USES: INSIGHTS FROM THE NORTH WEST REGION, CAMEROON.
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Informal borrowing sources and uses: insights from the North West Region, Cameroon.

 

This article seeks to analyse the informal borrowing sources of the poor as well as the purposes for borrowing. The obsession on characterising the poor as financially excluded fails to grasp their active financial lives. This article emphasises how relations of credit/debt are rooted in complex social and cultural forces. It is precisely because of the social embeddedness of credit that family finance, though interest-free, is not a first resort. Similarly, credit in kind from shopkeepers, though critical to consumption smoothing, is detested by some people. Also, it is argued that the involvement of the traditional leader in repayment enforcement in informal financial groups challenges the economistic narrative that attempts to separate credit from cultural norms.

Keywords: Informal finance, debt, gender, social relations, Cameroon

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