Essays about: "Microcredit"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 52 essays containing the word Microcredit.

  1. 1. ACCESSING MICROFINANCE THROUGH FINANCIAL LITERACY : A Case Study of Hand in Hand Eastern Africa’s Operations in Kenya

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Företagsekonomi; Umeå universitet/Företagsekonomi

    Author : Pontus Lindahl; Linda Mokvist; [2020]
    Keywords : Financial Literacy; Microfinance; Microcredit; Women Empowerment; Financial Inclusion; Social Capital; Social Learning Theory; Dynamic Capabilities; Poverty Alleviation; Developing Countries; Kenya; Bottom of the Pyramid; Hand in Hand andHand in Hand Eastern Africa;

    Abstract : In 2015, United Nations implemented seventeen Sustainable Development Goals along with 169 sub-targets with the ambition to transform the world through achieving sustainable development and, hence annihilate poverty. In light of the foregoing, both authoritative and non-governmental entities accentuated the significance of ‘financial inclusion’ which, in turn, has developed into an evangelical advocacy reminiscent of the extensive publicity that microfinance received at the end of last century which, in turn, has led to an unprecedented passion among philanthrocapitalists, transnational corporations, and other benefactors to financially and socially assist the impoverished. READ MORE

  2. 2. 'Women are power, they are roots, they are everything' : How entrepreneurial identity enables economic empowerment from microloans

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Linnea Carleson; [2020]
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    Abstract : This study adds new knowledge to the understanding of the usefulness of microcredit as a means to empower poor women. Using theory on women’s entrepreneurial identity, this study elucidates the functioning of such an identity to the entrepreneurship and of the social mechanisms of importance to attaining such an identity, that enable women to establish an income generating business, from microloans. READ MORE

  3. 3. Development Initiatives’ Impact on Women’s Empowerment : A Field Study on a Business Training and Microcredit Program in Kenya

    University essay from KTH/Industriell ekonomi och organisation (Inst.); KTH/Industriell ekonomi och organisation (Inst.)

    Author : Josefin Grafford; Josefin Hansson; [2020]
    Keywords : Women’s empowerment; Development; Development initiatives; Poverty alleviation; Microcredit; Business training; Self-help groups; Gender inequality; Feminist theory; Kenya; Kvinnors egenmakt; Utveckling; Utvecklingsinitiativ; Fattigdomsbekämpning; Mikrokredit; Entreprenörskapsutbildning; Självhjälpsgrupper; Ojämställdhet; Feministisk teori; Kenya;

    Abstract : The primary goal of development organizations is poverty reduction, but their initiatives have in recent years also been recognized as a potential tool in empowering women and raising their status. Previous knowledge on the topic is largely based in an understanding of empowerment that seems to miss or overlook limitations and impacts of initiatives which authors with a more feminist view on empowerment address. READ MORE

  4. 4. The relationship between microcredit and women’s empowerment and well-being : A minor field study in Bangladesh

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling; Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

    Author : Sofia Ragnhammar; Ellen Samelius; [2019]
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    Abstract : Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in the world and women are often subordinated men. As an attempt to reduce poverty and increase women’s empowerment, microcredit has been developed and offered to the poor, mostly to women. READ MORE

  5. 5. Investigating the Relation Between Microcredit and Female Entrepreneurship in Lao PDR

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Nationalekonomi; Linköpings universitet/Nationalekonomi

    Author : Klara Granath; Karin Kling; [2018]
    Keywords : Microcredit; Microlending; Microfinance; Female Entrepreneurship; Women’s Entrepreneurship; Lao People s Democratic Republic; Interest Rate; Grace Period; Loan Size; Networking; Motivation; Gender Division of Labor; Sexual Division of Labor; Business Training;

    Abstract : Even though the idea of microcredit is to stimulate entrepreneurial activities in developing countries, there is an ongoing debate whether this is achieved. Many argue that only providing credit is not enough and see a need for additional components in promoting entrepreneurial activities for the stimulation of economic growth. READ MORE