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Micro-credit, poverty and empowerment: linking the Triad

Contributor(s): Burra, Neera [Editor] | Deshmukh-Ranadive, Joy [Editor] | Murthy, Ranjani K [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi Sage Publications 2005Description: 369 p.ISBN: 0761933662.Subject(s): Women in development - India | Women - India - Social conditions | Women - India - Economic conditions | MicrofinanceDDC classification: 396 Summary: Two persistent problems that affect a significant portion of Indian women are poverty and violation of their human rights. In recent years, micro-credit has come to be viewed as a vital tool to ameliorate both conditions. However, there are few studies in the Indian context which test the validity of the assumption that there is a linear link between micro-credit, poverty reduction and women's empowerment. This important and thought provoking volume brings together revealing case studies of micro-credit interventions made by six non-governmental and quasi-governmental bodies in five states of peninsular India, several of which have been supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). https://sk.sagepub.com/books/micro-credit-poverty-and-empowerment
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Table of Content

Chapter 1: Introduction: Linking the Triad

Chapter 2: Towards Women's Empowerment and Poverty Reduction: Lessons from the Andhra Pradesh South Asia Poverty Alleviation Programme

Chapter 3: Micro-Credit and Women's Empowerment: A Case Study of SHARE Micro-Finance Limited

Chapter 4: Social Mobilization and Micro-Credit for Women's Empowerment: A Study of the DHAN Foundation

Chapter 5: Awareness, Access, Agency: Experiences of Swayam Shikshan Prayog in Micro-Finance and Women's Empowerment

Chapter 6: Micro-Credit and Women's Empowerment: The Lokadrusti Case

Chapter 7: Social Mobilization and Micro-Finance for Women's Empowerment—Lessons from the ASA Trust

Chapter 8: Conclusion: Analysing the Link

Two persistent problems that affect a significant portion of Indian women are poverty and violation of their human rights. In recent years, micro-credit has come to be viewed as a vital tool to ameliorate both conditions. However, there are few studies in the Indian context which test the validity of the assumption that there is a linear link between micro-credit, poverty reduction and women's empowerment. This important and thought provoking volume brings together revealing case studies of micro-credit interventions made by six non-governmental and quasi-governmental bodies in five states of peninsular India, several of which have been supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

https://sk.sagepub.com/books/micro-credit-poverty-and-empowerment

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