alexa The Role of Micro-credit System for Empowering Poor Women
Business & Management

Business & Management

Journal of Business & Financial Affairs

Author(s): Amira Y Badri

Abstract Share this page

Participation of women in productive activities is crucial for enhancing the economic status of the fa mily and for the overall empowerment of women. This study invest igates how micro-credit programs affect women’s empowerment from the credit beneficiaries’ perspect ives. Also, the study highlights the role of poor w omen in changing their life style by running small-micro bu siness activities through the loans granted to them by a non- profit organization under the Micro-credit Program. The study adopted a qualitative approach. The main findings of this study revealed that participation of women in micro-credit program helps in promoting women’s empowerment, in particular the economic and socio- cultural dimensions of empowerment. The targeted wo men became economically empowered by (1) having the ir own income, (2) contributing to household purchases and (3) financing the education of their children; however, they did not manage to make savings to promote thei r micro-small operations. The findings also indicat ed that micro-credit equipped women with greater social net works, freedom of mobility and facilitated bargaini ng power vise-a-vis their husbands. The findings have implications for policies and int erventions in enhancing new innovative approaches f or micro- business programs.

  • To read the full article Visit
  • Open Access
This article was published in Developing Country Studies and referenced in Journal of Business & Financial Affairs

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords