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Is Microcredit Enhancing Women Empowerment? A Case Study of Women in Jumla

Shrestha Rydberg, Bijita LU (2016) EKHK18 20161
Department of Economic History
Abstract
Women have been regarded as a disadvantaged group in Nepal (Aoki & Pradhan, 2013), because of the limited opportunities in these areas, women residing in rural parts of Nepal such as, Kudari VDC in Jumla, are particularly vulnerable.
The women in Jumla normally are involved in daily household jobs like cooking, cleaning, washing, feeding the cattle etc. The Maoist insurgency (about a 10 years of war in the country), lack of food supply and globalization have forced men to migrate to safe places and seek opportunities to earn money. This significant change however has given the burden of both household jobs and income generating jobs to the women.
The majority of women are illiterate, but with the initiative of the Government and the... (More)
Women have been regarded as a disadvantaged group in Nepal (Aoki & Pradhan, 2013), because of the limited opportunities in these areas, women residing in rural parts of Nepal such as, Kudari VDC in Jumla, are particularly vulnerable.
The women in Jumla normally are involved in daily household jobs like cooking, cleaning, washing, feeding the cattle etc. The Maoist insurgency (about a 10 years of war in the country), lack of food supply and globalization have forced men to migrate to safe places and seek opportunities to earn money. This significant change however has given the burden of both household jobs and income generating jobs to the women.
The majority of women are illiterate, but with the initiative of the Government and the cooperation with numerous INGOs and NGOs these women are given the oppportunity to enter the formal economy through microcredit programs. Some authors claim that these programs are showing very positive results. However, other authors claim that the reality of microcredit is that it is less efficient than it promises. That is why this research empirically explores how these kind of programs are affecting women’s life particularly in Jumla district, Nepal. (Less)
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Shrestha Rydberg, Bijita LU
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organization
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EKHK18 20161
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Women, Nepal, Jumla, Family, Migrate, Maoist insurgency, Globalization, Income-generating jobs, Government, INGO, NGO, Microcredit, Empowerment.
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English
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8887817
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2016-08-12 11:12:00
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2016-08-12 11:12:00
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  abstract     = {Women have been regarded as a disadvantaged group in Nepal (Aoki & Pradhan, 2013), because of the limited opportunities in these areas, women residing in rural parts of Nepal such as, Kudari VDC in Jumla, are particularly vulnerable.
The women in Jumla normally are involved in daily household jobs like cooking, cleaning, washing, feeding the cattle etc. The Maoist insurgency (about a 10 years of war in the country), lack of food supply and globalization have forced men to migrate to safe places and seek opportunities to earn money. This significant change however has given the burden of both household jobs and income generating jobs to the women.
The majority of women are illiterate, but with the initiative of the Government and the cooperation with numerous INGOs and NGOs these women are given the oppportunity to enter the formal economy through microcredit programs. Some authors claim that these programs are showing very positive results. However, other authors claim that the reality of microcredit is that it is less efficient than it promises. That is why this research empirically explores how these kind of programs are affecting women’s life particularly in Jumla district, Nepal.},
  author       = {Shrestha Rydberg, Bijita},
  keyword      = {Women,Nepal,Jumla,Family,Migrate,Maoist insurgency,Globalization,Income-generating jobs,Government,INGO,NGO,Microcredit,Empowerment.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Is Microcredit Enhancing Women Empowerment? A Case Study of Women in Jumla},
  year         = {2016},
}