Supporting providers' access to finance
SHOPS Plus is working with AccèsBanque Madagascar and Baobab Bank Madagascar (formerly Microcred Banque Madagascar) whose core target groups are micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises. Together, the project and the banks are creating and piloting low-cost loan products suitable for private health clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, provider networks, and water, sanitation, and hygiene sector actors in Madagascar. SHOPS Plus works with the banks to support the use and monitoring of USAID’s Development Credit Authority loan guarantees for clinics.
In addition to working with the banks, the project provides business and financial management training to private health providers and water, sanitation, and hygiene actors. The training helps providers better manage their businesses. SHOPS Plus also offers one-on-one business coaching for providers and water, sanitation and hygiene actors to complement its trainings. To date, the project has trained and coached over 540 providers in business and financial management.
Learn more about provider access to finance.