Publisher description for Micro-credit, poverty and empowerment : linking the triad / editors, Neera Burra, Joy Deshmukh-Ranadive, Ranjani K. Murthy.


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Micro-credit, or the making available of small amounts of credit to the poor, is seen as a vital tool for poverty alleviation and women's empowerment in developing societies. This volume examines micro-credit interventions made in India and provides valuable insights into: the role of social mobilization in reducing poverty; the working of community banking programmes at the village level; the efforts to create space for women to carry out credit and savings transactions; the process of empowerment through the formation of women's groups; and the improvement of women's lives through savings and credit activity.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Women in development -- India.
Women -- India -- Social conditions.
Women -- India -- Economic conditions.
Microfinance -- India.
Non-governmental organizations -- India.