Sustainable livelihood amongst rural women through microcredit programme 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 socio-economic status of rural women in Bangladesh. It also contributes to poverty alleviation and sustainable livelihood of rural women in Bangladesh. In the present study, an attempt has been made to discuss the relationship between microcredit programmes, vulnerability and sustainability livelihood. It is concluded that rural women have improved their socio-economic well being as well as sustainable livelihood by participating microcredit programmes of Bangladesh.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-120
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
Volume5
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

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Sustainable livelihood amongst rural women through microcredit programme in Bangladesh. / Ahmed, Ferdoushi; Siwar, Chamhuri; Idris, Nor Aini Hj.

In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 7, 07.2011, p. 116-120.

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