Microfinance, gender and empowerment : meeting practical and strategic needs among low-income women

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dc.contributor.advisor Isakson, S. Ryan
dc.coverage.spatial Developing countries
dc.coverage.spatial Belize
dc.creator Gideon, Tricia
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-24T20:54:11Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-24T20:54:11Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.other HG178.33 D44 G53 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/23766
dc.description vii, 216 leaves ; 29 cm. en_CA
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 198-216).
dc.description.abstract With the international community rallying behind microfinance's uplifting performance, microfinance has become nothing more than a mirage, distorting the realities of its empowering impacts. With poverty concentrated among women, microfinance has been proposed as a mechanism to empower low-income women. As the evidence of three prominent microfinance institutions (BRAC, Pro Mujer and FUCEC) in the Third World suggests, microfinance initiatives have been unable to move beyond meeting women's practical needs and have failed to address discriminatory practices inflicted upon women and the power imbalance that prevents women from accessing capital in the first place. The evidence also indicates that microfinance will be unable to empower Belizean women, where microfinance initiatives are relatively less pervasive and developed. en_CA
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dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University en_CA
dc.subject.lcc HG178.33.D44
dc.subject.lcsh Microfinance -- Developing countries
dc.subject.lcsh Microfinance -- Belize
dc.subject.lcsh Poor women -- Developing countries
dc.title Microfinance, gender and empowerment : meeting practical and strategic needs among low-income women en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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