Ivey Publishing
Milango Financial Services
Product Number:
9B13M052
Publication Date:
04/16/2013
Revised Date:
08/03/2018
Length:
13 pages (6 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case (Field)
Source:
Ivey/Africa Institute
The co-founder of a Kenyan microfinance institution was troubled. Although his company had experienced great success in the past three years, it faced cash flow problems in June 2012. The co-founder had exhausted his personal resources and seeks an investor, local or international banks, or a process improvement program to ensure the company’s long-term success. The co-founder needed to evaluate his options and propose a solution to the other board members.
Learning Objective:
This case is intended for a graduate or undergraduate course in strategy, sustainability, entrepreneurship, microfinance, or introductory finance in North America and/or Africa and is designed to explore the following themes: an introduction to microfinance: history, business model and market; operating a business in Kenya; selecting and managing shareholders for a social business; and growth strategies and financing decisions for a cash-hungry business.
Issues:
Disciplines:
International,  Entrepreneurship,  General Management/Strategy
Industries:
Finance and Insurance
Setting:
Kenya, Small, 2012
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$4.25 CAD / $4.25 USD Printed Copy
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Permissions
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Digital Download
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