IJSRP, Volume 11, Issue 4, April 2021 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. Chrine Hapompwe, Dr. Crispin Kukano, Kiru Sichoongwe
This study was purposed to empirically analyse challenges, opportunities and prospects for loan financing of SMEs in Lusaka through the statutory Citizens Economic Empowerment Fund. The study adopted a descriptive analytical research design incorporating quantitative and qualitative methodological paradigms with the questionnaires, focus group discussion and semi-structured interviews being the main data collection tools. The study targeted 500 (N) SMEs in selected Central Business District points of Lusaka with 50 as sample size (n).