Impact of Grameen bank microcrdit programme on changing livelihood status of the rural women in Panchagarh District of Bangladesh

Ferdoushi Ahmed, Chamhuri Siwar, Nor Aini Hj Idris, Rawshan Ara Begum

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Problem statement: Rural women in Bangladesh are the most deprived part of the society and majority of them are extremely poor. They have very limited access to income generating activities and consequently less opportunity to improve their livelihood status. Microcredit programme contributes to improve the livelihood status of rural women in Bangladesh. Approach: This study examines the extent of changes in livelihood status of rural women through their involvement in the microcredit programme of Bangladesh. Results: The study reveals that the rural women, after joining the microcredit programme, have been able to engage themselves in income generating activities and consequently improved significantly their livelihood status. Conclusion: Therefore, it can be concluded that microcredit programme plays a significant role in changing and improving livelihood status among the rural poor families.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)973-978
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume8
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Financial support
  • Grameen bank
  • Income earning
  • Livelihood status
  • Micro finance institutions (MFIs)
  • Microcredit programme
  • Rural women
  • Social status
  • Socioeconomic

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Impact of Grameen bank microcrdit programme on changing livelihood status of the rural women in Panchagarh District of Bangladesh. / Ahmed, Ferdoushi; Siwar, Chamhuri; Idris, Nor Aini Hj; Begum, Rawshan Ara.

In: American Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol. 8, No. 10, 2011, p. 973-978.

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Ahmed, Ferdoushi ; Siwar, Chamhuri ; Idris, Nor Aini Hj ; Begum, Rawshan Ara. / Impact of Grameen bank microcrdit programme on changing livelihood status of the rural women in Panchagarh District of Bangladesh. In: American Journal of Applied Sciences. 2011 ; Vol. 8, No. 10. pp. 973-978.
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