Author:Neera Burra, Joy Deshmukh-Ranadive, and Ranjani K. Murthy (eds)

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Micro-credit, Poverty and Empowerment: Linking the Triad

By: Neera Burra, Joy Deshmukh-Ranadive, and Ranjani K. Murthy (eds)

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028526

ISBN: 0761933662

Condition: New


Two persistent problems that affect a significant portion of Indian women are poverty and violation of their human rights. In recent years, micro-credit has come to be viewed as a vital tool to ameliorate both conditions. However, there are few studies in the Indian context which test the validity of the assumption that there is a linear link between micro-credit, poverty reduction and women`s empowerment. This important and thought provoking volume brings together revealing case studies of micro-credit interventions made by six non-governmental and quasi-governmental bodies in five states of ... View more info