Women's participation in microcredit programme

Some evidence in Bangladesh

Ferdoushi Ahmed, Chamhuri Siwar, Nor Aini Hj Idris

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Abstract

Microcredit programmes provide small loans to the very poor in order to undertake self employment and other financial and business activities giving them the ability to care for themselves and their families and thus, achieve a level of independence. Microcredit is also referred to as microfinance and micro lending which has demonstrated to be an effective tool in the ongoing struggle against poverty and enables those without access to lending institutions to borrow and start small business. This paper shows how microcredit programmes contributes to women's participation in microcredit programme for their development. The paper also discusses women's participation in microcredit programme of NGO's (Non Government Organisation) activities such as GB, BRAC, ASA and PROSHIKA. The study concludes that microcredit programme contributes to the development of socio-economic status of rural women in Bangladesh through adequate and timely availability of credit for income generating and productive activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-115
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
Volume5
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

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Keywords

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  • Microcredit programme
  • Non government organisation
  • Rural women

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Women's participation in microcredit programme : Some evidence 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. 106-115.

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Ahmed, Ferdoushi ; Siwar, Chamhuri ; Idris, Nor Aini Hj. / Women's participation in microcredit programme : Some evidence in Bangladesh. In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. 2011 ; Vol. 5, No. 7. pp. 106-115.
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