Essays about: "Microfinance"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 111 essays containing the word Microfinance.

  1. 1. Election Cycles and Microfinance in the Indian States : Political Pressures, Opportunistic Election Cycles and Political Uncertainty Cycles: What Does It Do for the Indian Microfinance Sector?

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Nationalekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Emma Gunnarsson; [2020]
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    Abstract : In India, election cycles have repeatedly been reported to sway the microfinance sector. Meanwhile, the sector is recognized as an important poverty fighting tool; both the largely privately funded MFI system and the largely publicly funded SHG system. READ MORE

  2. 2. The role of social networks in supporting micro and small entrepreneurship in Malawi

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : James Kumdana; [2020]
    Keywords : social networks; entreprenuership; bank Nkhonde; social capital; youth; Kinship networks;

    Abstract : In rural Malawi, the youth do not have access to credit and adequate entrepreneurship training. Despite alienation from Microfinance institutions, there are many Micro and Small Enterprises operating in the rural informal sector. READ MORE

  3. 3. 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

  4. 4. Banking the unbanked: Financial inclusion and economic sustainable development for women? : Decolonial perspectives on the gendered migration-remittances-development nexus

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/REMESO - Institutet för forskning om Migration, Etnicitet och SamhälleLinköpings universitet/Institutionen för kultur och samhälle

    Author : Heidi Källoff; [2020]
    Keywords : Remittances; the global remittance trend; financial inclusion; economic democratization; sustainable development; austerity; gender mainstreaming; migration management; transnational business feminism; decoloniality; decolonialism;

    Abstract : Over the last decade, a new trend of Global Remittances has emerged within the international development community, especially a growing interest in women’s migration and remittances, and their potential for poverty reduction and economic growth. Due to the staggering amount of transnational money transfers, migrant remittances have become a central component in multilateral discussions on alternative development financing, and has been included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). READ MORE

  5. 5. The impact of socio-economic factors and attributes on repayment ability in Microfinancing : A study of microfinance programs in the Amhara region

    University essay from Södertörns högskola/Nationalekonomi; Södertörns högskola/Nationalekonomi

    Author : Zeinab Hassano; Felicia Nordgren; [2020]
    Keywords : Microfinance; Psychometrics testinMicrofinance; Psychometrics testing; Group-lending; Disruptive technology; Ethiopia; repayment ability; collateral constraints;

    Abstract : An insufficient financial market means that poor individuals cannot access financial capital, making it difficult for them to generate a stable income. Formal banks see these individuals as unreliable customers because of their financial background and see a risk that these potential customers will not repay their loans, which would put the bank at risk. READ MORE