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Table 4 Correlation between principal components (PC) and original variables

From: Microfinance services for smallholder farmers: an assessment from rice farmers’ expectations in Central Benin

Variables PC1 PC2 PC3
Affordable interest rate −0.170 −0.643 −0.285
Flexibility of guarantee −0.270 −0.602 −0.131
Geographical proximity of microfinance institution −0.272 0.178 −0.537
Consideration of the farming calendar for the grace period −0.372 0.307 −0181
Obtaining the amount requested −0.396 0.093 −0.302
Flexibility in the requirements of identity documents −0.376 −0.130 0.423
Credit granting to individuals −0.338 0.050 0.460
Exemption from processing fees and other fees −0.378 0.023 0.314
Timely processing of credit applications −0.362 0.263 −0.016