Feasibility Study for Upgrading: Feasibility Study for the Introduction of Deposit Taking

In January 2010, LFS was commissioned by the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) to conduct a Feasibility Study for the transformation of a rural microfinance institution (MFI) into a deposit-taking institution. The credit only MFI is headquartered in Prishtina and operates in the rural regions of Kosovo. The services of LFS included a market assessment to analyse the demand and supply for deposit products in the areas of operation of the MFI, an institutional assessment and profitability analysis. Finally, a detailed implementation plan for introducing deposit products was elaborated.