Implications of Access to Microcredit and Social Capital for Female Entrepreneurship in Cameroon

"The main objective of this research was to assess the effects of microcredit and social capital on female entrepreneurship in Cameroon. Specific objectives were: (a) to construct a social capital indicator for Cameroon using the 2007 Cameroon household consumption survey; (b) to identify individual and community characteristics that affect female entrepreneurship overall and by location; (c) to investigate welfare outcomes for female entrepreneurs having both access to social capital and credit, compared to those entrepreneurs who do not have access to social capital and credit in Cameroon; and (d) formulate policies on the basis of findings emanating from this study."