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Technical Profiles: Bridging the Rural Financing Gap in West Africa


With its Tripartite Rural Financing Model, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) bridges the gap between financial institutions and community-based agricultural initiatives that lack the critical financing needed for success. LWR’s model creates three-way partnerships between LWR, local farmers’ organizations and financial institutions (banks, credit unions, other lending institutions), connecting smallholder farmers with commercial lenders.

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