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access-to-capitalThis is a discussion paper that provides information on the issues of access to capital for micro-entrepreneurs. The Halton Social Planning Council’s research with low-income groups has identified inaccessible micro financing options for the poor who are striving to become self-sufficient through self-employment.

This paper discusses the types of programs or services that could provide capital to micro-entrepreneurs in Halton, best practices which enable access to micro financing options for the poor in other communities, and suggests strategies for program development.

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