Financial Leverage and Sustainability in South Africa

How would you write a research proposal on the topic of the influence of financial leverage on financial sustainability in the case of microfinance institutions in South Africa?

Explain the scope of the research and make sure that the reason for the research is clear. Clearly define concepts and constructs as well. Your research question should be grounded in theory. The study should be placed in the context of existing work and body of knowledge. Make sure that the research is appropriately anchored in a theoretical framework. The literature should be well-reviewed and integrated into the proposal. Check whether the research objectives are aligned with the aim of the study. Clearly explain what data will be needed and how it will be obtained in such a manner as to answer the research question. State which research methods and approaches will be used and why.