Role of microcredit programme to the socio-economic development and poverty

Alleviation among rural women in Bangladesh

Ferdoushi Ahmed, Chamhuri Siwar, Nor Aini Hj Idris

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Rural women in Bangladesh have a lower socio-economic status compared to men though they often contribute significantly to their families. They have very limited access to income generating as well as social activities due to number of social, cultural and religious barriers. Participation of rural women in decision making regarding family matters is very low. Thus microcredit programme is intended for improving the socioeconomic status of rural women in Bangladesh. It also contributes to empowerment and awareness rising of rural women in Bangladesh. In the present study, an attempt has been made to discuss the relationship between microcredit, income generating activities, awareness and women empowerment. It also highlights to review the existing evidence on the role of microcredit programme in developing socio economic status as well as poverty alleviation. It is concluded that with credit rural women have improved their socio-economic status and income generating activities by participating microcredit programmes of Grameen Bank.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1117-1121
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Sciences Research
Volume7
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Role of microcredit programme to the socio-economic development and poverty : Alleviation among rural women in Bangladesh. / Ahmed, Ferdoushi; Siwar, Chamhuri; Idris, Nor Aini Hj.

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