Essays about: "microfinance"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 109 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. 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

  3. 3. 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

  4. 4. Microfinance Effect on Income Inequality in Latin America : A cross-country panel data study on the effects of microfinance on the income inequality in Latin America

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för nationalekonomi och statistik (NS); Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för nationalekonomi och statistik (NS)

    Author : Gabriel Antoine; William Möllestam; [2020]
    Keywords : Microfinance; Income inequality; Cross-Country analysis;

    Abstract : This paper examines if increased microfinance intensity reduces the income inequality in 11 Latin American countries from 2005 to 2015. Gini coefficient was used as a measure of income inequality, while microfinance intensity was derived by dividing the number of active borrowers by the country's population. READ MORE

  5. 5. “If you take the woman from the family for only a week, everything will crumble down.” : An Ecofeminist Perspective on Social Entrepreneurship in Kenya

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Företagsekonomiska institutionen; Uppsala universitet/Företagsekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Amanda Lundberg; Linnéa Lundeborg; [2019]
    Keywords : Ecofeminism; Social Entrepreneurship; Kenya; Case study; Ethnographic Study; ASAL land;

    Abstract : The Kenyan society is patriarchal, has an alarming rate of deforestation where rural farmers, especially women, are highly affected by climate change. There is little research on companies operating in dry areas with a mission to address poverty, ecology and women. READ MORE