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close this bookBasic Accounting for Credit and Savings Schemes (Oxfam; 1996; 96 pages)
View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentIntroduction
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 1: Getting started
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 2: Recording the transactions
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 3: Balancing the books
View the documentChapter 4: Sorting the data
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 5: The balance sheet
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 6: Administration of loans
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 7: Administration of savings
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 8: Sustainability
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 9: Stock
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 10: Checking the accounts
View the documentGlossary
View the documentFurther reading
View the documentAppendix 1: A worked example
View the documentAppendix 2 :Blank forms
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The material in this guide is drawn from the ideas presented at a workshop held in Mwanza, Tanzania in December 1993. The participants were members of Youth Economic Groups and Women's Economic Groups supported by Oxfam. The workshop was held to discuss the financial management of revolving loan funds.

I would like to thank John Cammack, Hugh Belshaw, Ros Avery, Susan Ralphs, Ceri Sullivan, and Akm Golam Morshed, who read the manuscript and made helpful suggestions.

Nicola Elliott
May 1996

The view of a well established Estate in a man's bookes procureth contentment unto the possessor.

Richard Dafforne (1635)

The Merchants Mirrour: or Directionsfor the Perfect Ordering and Keeping of his Accounts

Published by Oxfam (UK and Ireland)
Oxfam (UK and Ireland) 1996
ISBN 0 85598 342 6

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Cover photos: left: Linda Milller; toy right: Jeremy Hartley; bottom right: Clare
Han ton -Khan
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