Micro-credit, poverty and empowerment : linking the triad / editors, Neera Burra, Joy Deshmukh-Ranadive, Ranjani K. Murthy. - New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2005. - 369 p. ; 22 cm.

"ICICI social intiatives.org; UNDP."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : linking the triad / Joy Deshmukh-Ranadive and Ranjani K. Murthy --
Towards women's empowerment and poverty reduction : lessons from the Andhra Pradesh South Asia Poverty Alleviation Programme / Ranjani K. Murthy, K. Raju and Amitha Kamath with research team --
Micro-credit and women's empowerment : a case study of SHARE Micro-finance Limited / Anuradha Rajivan --
Social mobilization and micro-credit for women's empowerment : a study of the DHAN Foundation / Veena Padia --
Awareness, access, agency : experiences of Swayam Shikshan Prayog in micro-finance and women's empowerment / Soma Kishore Parthasarathy --
Micro-credit and women's empowerment : the Lokadrusti case / Shashi Rajagopalan --
Social mobilization and micro-finance for womens' empowerment : lessons from ASA Trust / Kalpana Sankar --
Conclusion : analysing the link / Ranjani K. Murthy and Joy Deshmukh-Ranadive.and women's empowerment : a case study of SHARE Micro-finance Limited / Anuradha Rajivan -- Social mobilization and micro-credit for women's empowerment : a study of the DHAN Foundation / Veena Padia -- Awareness, access, agency : experiences of Swayam Shikshan Prayog in micro-finance and women's empowerment / Soma Kishore Parthasarathy -- Micro-credit and women's empowerment : the Lokadrusti case / Shashi Rajagopalan -- Social mobilization and micro-finance for womens' empowerment : lessons from ASA Trust / Kalpana Sankar -- Conclusion : analysing the link / Ranjani K. Murthy and Joy Deshmukh-Ranadive. Table of contents

Summary:
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 womens̀ 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.



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Women in development--India.
Women--Social conditions.--India
Women--Economic conditions.--India
Microfinance--India.
Non-governmental organizations--India.

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