A comparative study on the micro finance performance of male and female owned enterprises in Bahir Dar city, Ethiopia

The study examined the impact of microfinance on female and male owned enterprises in Bahir Dar city. The study predicted that male owned enterprises have higher growth potentials than female owned enterprises. To test empirically whether there is a difference on growth performance, 104 male and 121 female small enterprise owners were surveyed. The finding shows that the female owned enterprises demonstrated a slightly lower level of micro finance growth compared to enterprises owned by male. We can conclude that female owners’ have lower motivations for growth potential compared to male owners’.

Keywords: Comparative study, microfinance performance, male and female owned, enterprises.