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Promoting Female Empowerment and Human Development through Microcredit: Field Study with NGOs in Peru

Wilkens, Mårten LU (2010) SIMT90 20101
Graduate School
Abstract
This paper discusses the use of microcredit as a poverty alleviation strategy that may simultaneously be used to promote women’s empowerment. The study is based on social anthropological fieldwork conducted in cooperation with microfinance NGOs in marginalized settings in Peru. The data points to the benefits of NGOs management of microcredit programs, in comparison to traditional bank’s microcredit provision, in their personalized interaction with poor customers, giving them support with social issues outside the economic framework. Ultimately, those female microcredit customers that succeed in the program have increased their incomes and improved their individual capabilities or agency, enhancing their own empowerment.
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author
Wilkens, Mårten LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMT90 20101
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
microcredit, women, empowerment, development, NGO, Peru
language
English
id
1662484
date added to LUP
2010-09-21 17:20:22
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2010-09-21 17:20:22
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  abstract     = {This paper discusses the use of microcredit as a poverty alleviation strategy that may simultaneously be used to promote women’s empowerment. The study is based on social anthropological fieldwork conducted in cooperation with microfinance NGOs in marginalized settings in Peru. The data points to the benefits of NGOs management of microcredit programs, in comparison to traditional bank’s microcredit provision, in their personalized interaction with poor customers, giving them support with social issues outside the economic framework. Ultimately, those female microcredit customers that succeed in the program have increased their incomes and improved their individual capabilities or agency, enhancing their own empowerment.},
  author       = {Wilkens, Mårten},
  keyword      = {microcredit,women,empowerment,development,NGO,Peru},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Promoting Female Empowerment and Human Development through Microcredit: Field Study with NGOs in Peru},
  year         = {2010},
}