Volume 7 No. 3
FEATURES - Financing for Small Industries
Basic Steps to Finance Your Project
- Michael Sudarkasa
- It takes a lot more than a good idea to develop a successful manufacturing
venture. You need to know where to find the resources, both financial and
technological, and you need to find the right people with the right skills
to do the job. Knowing the right steps to take can save you precious time
and money, and earn you some valuable partners in the process.
- So You are Thinking About Starting a Business?
- Tunde Fafunwa
- Would you like to make lots of money? Are you tired of working for
other people? A "yes" to either one of these questions is what
motivates most people to start a business. Find out if you have what it
takes to be successful leading your own enterprise.
- Ex-Im Bank Transforms Image to Attract Smaller Business
- Barbara Krasin Kravitz.
- Long recognized as a financing resource for cross-border and infrastructure
projects, including the Burma Road and the Pan American Highway, as well
as post World War II Marshall Plan assistance, the Export-Import Bank of
the United States [Ex-Im Bank ] is out to change its image.
- Guide to Financing Resources
- A resource guide for financing small and medium scale businesses in
Africa. Practical information for companies and individuals who are seeking
funding for their projects and businesses.
- Introduction to Financial Statements
- Khaitsa Wasiyo
- Since most businesses require external funding, an entrepreneur must
successfully convince others of the profitability of his or her idea. The
financial viability of a company is laid out in its financial statements
the accounting reports that are required by banks and other lending agencies.
- The Small Business Environment in Cameroun
- Jean-Jacques Mebiame
- In today's dynamic economic environment, small businesses must be able
to adapt and improve they intend to survive in competitive markets. Cameroun's
recent economic difficulties have energized the small business sector and
resulted in some exciting new opportunities for education and training.
- Informal Savings Collectors in Ghana: Can They Intermediate?
- William F. Steel & Ernest Aryeetey
- In the marketplaces of West Africa, individual "mobile bankers"
help traders and others accumulate savings through small daily deposits.
As institutions emerge that link these savings collectors to the formal
financial system or adopt their methods, intermediation between small informal
savers and borrowers is expected to increase.
- Editor's Notes
- Small Scale Irrigation : The Answer to Africa's Food Production
- Thakurdas Vaishnav
- Food production in Sub-Saharan Africa has failed to meet the region's
growing population demand, making it one of the most famine-prone regions
in the world. Development of a small scale irrigation sector, which has
proven successful in India, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, may be the
answer to Africa's food crisis.
- Solar Oven Construction Manual
- Daniel M. Kammen, Shea Van Boskirk and Monique Nditu With the
abundance sunshine in Africa, solar cooking has always been an appealing
idea to technologists and environmentalists on the continent. In this special
Pull -out section, we present a solar cooker construction manual, an illustrated
guide with step-by -step directions to help you build your own solar cooker.
Cycle Trailer In Ghana :A Reasonable But Inappropriate Technology
- Mohammed Salifu
- Women in rural areas in Ghana spend a large percentage of their time
and effort on transportation because they have few alternatives to the
strenuous practice of headloading. The cycle trailer, conceived as an appropriate
technology solution to this problem, failed to meet the needs of its intended
- A Profitable Way to Clean the Environment
- Claire Broido
- Corporations and governments in Africa are losing out on the chance
to finance ozone-reducing projects for their industries through a little-known
multilateral fund. hundreds of millions of dollars have been approved for
projects in other developing countries, and many opportunities exist for
African Nations to participate in the program.
- New Technique Could Boost Sheep Production in Africa
- R. Squire, J. Greenwood, and L. M. Sanford
- Problems of starvation and malnutrition in Africa need not be seen
as a curse on the continent. Many of these obstacles can be overcome if
nations develop their agricultural capacity with good planning and research.
ATF News Update
- US Develops Oil Recycling Plant for C"te d'Ivoire
- World Bank Calls For Reforms in Infrastructure
- Nigeria's Oldest Library Enters information Age
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