Honduras: Delinquency Increases in Micro Loans

Delinquency is over 10%, the client portfolio is stagnant, and credits have grown just 5%.

Friday, August 21, 2009

When dealing with this scenario, Aníbal Montoya, vice president of the Honduran Micro Financing Network, recommended companies to be more effective and efficient when granting credit lines.

"Companies affiliated to Redmicroh offer micro financing services for commerce, crafts, agriculture, housing, consumption, among others", reported Honduran newspaper La Prensa.

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