This paper examines whether financial services provided by Rural and Community Banks to rural households in Ghana has a significant impact on the wellbeing of the households. The analysis utilizes data from the Round 6 of the Ghana Living Standard Survey (GLSS) and it employs several econometric techniques. We find that access to financial services via Rural and Community Banks exerts a positive and significant influence on the standard of living of rural households, suggesting that Rural and Community Banks can play a significant role in reducing poverty rates in rural households in Ghana.

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