Revolving Loan Funds And Credit Programmes For Fishing Communities - Management Guidelines

Management Guidelines

Revolving Loan Funds And Credit Programmes For Fishing Communities



FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Rome, 1989

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Reprinted 1992, 2004

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Bibliographic reference:
Dorsey, J.F., Jr.; Ryhanen, P.A.; Tietze, U. Revolving loan funds and credit prograinmes for fishing conununities. Management guidelines. Rome, FAO. 1989. 163p.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS


MANAGEMENT GUIDELINESpdf

PREFACE

1. INTRODUCTIONpdf

2. INITIAL CONSIDERATIONSpdf

Marine resources and environmental, macro-economic and socio-economic aspects
Information necessary for operating credit and savings programmes
Checklist

3. LENDING POLICYpdf

Selection of the target group
Assessment of credit needs and funds programming
Selection of bankable activities and preparation of lending programme
Maintenance of the real value of the revolving fund, determination of interest rates and margins
Terms and conditions of lending: maximum lending periods for programme activities; grace period for payments on capital; borrower contribution to project finance
Preparation for the revolving loan fund programme
Assessment of savings needs and potential
Checklist

4. INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTSpdf

Revolving loan funds set up in cooperation with a national financial institution
Project-managed revolving loan funds
Local credit and savings associations
Checklist

5. LENDING PROCEDURESpdf

Application form and documentation
Appraisal: character appraisal, credit history and repayment capacity
Sanction
Advice
Conclusion of loan agreement
Disbursement of loan
Supervision of loan use
Checklist

6. REPAYEMENT AND LOAN RECOVERY PROCEDURESpdf

Understanding loans
Scheduling repayment and repayment receipts
Arrears control
Legal enforcement
Interest calculations
Checklist

7. REVOLVING FUND ADMINISTRATIONpdf

Annual workplan and lending programme budget
Accounting: procedures for making effective
use of loan ledgers, invoices, vouchers Auditing: need for annual audits
Treatment of bad and doubtful debts
Monitoring cost of lending and adjustments to interest rates and fees
Other banking services required by fisherfolk and area residents
Checklist

ANNEXESpdf

SAMPLE DOCUMENTS, FORMS AND CALCULATIONS FOR REVOLVING FUNDS

1. Assessment of credit needs/fund planning and management
2. Establishment of a revolving loan fund
3. Loan application, sanction, appraisal
4. Loan administration
5. Interest calculations

BACKCOVERpdf