Many people including women leaders and social workers are excited about women empowerment in development and under developed country. It is true that in those countries, there have been created many opportunities to empowered women and now women especially poor women of those countries are empowered themselves than…Continue
Making the Most of Limited Capital
By Lewis Mwanangombe
LUSAKA, May 18, 2011 (IPS) - Proponents of microfinance often portray it as the empowering extension of credit to vulnerable but diligently self-employed poor people - often women - who support each other to improve their…Continue
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I added emphasis to the parts of this article that I found particularly relevant to poverty (she did not start out "poor") and gender relations as they relate to microfinance....
Kenyan Women Pulling Together Against Poverty
By Isaiah Esipisu…Continue
Has anyone read this book yet?
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh…
Added by Jennifer Thomson on April 11, 2011 at 12:40pm — No Comments
Among other benefits, self-help groups help the cause of women empowerment, as other microfinance tools do. The fact that most self-help groups are composed of women, in itself, is important because it shows women in developing countries are taking financial matters into their own hands and are attempting to improve their livelihoods via increased access to financial services.
There have also been instances where self-help groups have risen to the occasion and mediated disputes within…Continue
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