Essays about: "the role of microfinance"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 19 essays containing the words the role of microfinance.

  1. 1. 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

  2. 2. Saving for Change : A field study of Saving Groups impact on women’s empowerment in Uganda

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Kulturgeografiska institutionen

    Author : Sanna Börjeson; [2019]
    Keywords : Women’s Empowerment; Uganda; Microfinance; Saving Groups; Gender Equality;

    Abstract : This thesis examines the role self-help microfinance Saving Groups play in women’s empowerment in villages in Mbale district, Uganda. Central for the study is to identify the challenges and opportunities that participation in Saving Groups brings in women’s everyday life. READ MORE

  3. 3. Impact Investment: The Midway between Investment and Philanthropy

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

    Author : Norë Arifi; Lukas Richter; [2019]
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    Abstract : Impact investment is an innovation in the finance field, thus contributing to further development of social finance. This kind of investment is essential due to its ability to help reach the SDGs. The biggest challenges our generation has to address are represented through the SDGs. Impact investing offers a viable potential to tackle these goals. READ MORE

  4. 4. Creating Social Good through Debts: Critical Discourse Analysis of Borrower Representations at Kiva

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Dragomir Dimitrov; [2018]
    Keywords : online lending; microfinance; representations; borrowers; critical discourse analysis; postcolonialism; kiva; global south; individual single parents;

    Abstract : Kiva is an international non-governmental organization that competes for funds with others in the field. As a consequence, some special relationships and dependencies are formed. This paper argues that among the most significant ones are the representations of borrowers on Kiva’s online lending platform. READ MORE

  5. 5. Bridging Gaps: Investigating Private Sector Financing of Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change. A closer look at the Greater Mekong Subregion

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Internationella miljöinstitutet

    Author : Kelly Dorkenoo; [2015]
    Keywords : Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change; Private sector; Greater Mekong Subregion; Microfinance; Supply Chain; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Tackling the challenge of adaptation to climate change in developing countries will require the mobilization of new and additional funding. Like other adaptation approaches, Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) is threatened by a growing adaptation funding gap. READ MORE