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Changing Women's Lives and Work

By Lucy Creevey
ISBN: 9781853393198
An in-depth analysis of eight microenterprise projects undertaken by three agencies in India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Peru, Guatemala, Honduras, Ghana and Tanzania. Looked at from the point of view of the women this book attempts to describe the impact of the different projects on their lives.

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  • Synopsis
    An in-depth analysis of eight microenterprise projects undertaken by three agencies in India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Peru, Guatemala, Honduras, Ghana and Tanzania. It is unique in its detailed presentation of such a varied range of individual projects, and in its use of a single analytical framework for all the projects, enabling comparisons to be tightly drawn between them. The study has generated some significant and controversial results. Looked at from the point of view of the women this book attempts to describe the impact of the different projects on their lives. This book is designed for planners and practitioners, graduate students, and others interested in the results of the microenterprise programmes now popular throughout the developing world.
  • Table of Contents
    PREFACE ix
    ONE: Introduction 1
    Framework for analysis 5
    Sponsoring agencies: UNIFEM, ITDG and ATI 6
    United Nations Development Fund for Women 7
    Intermediate Technology Development Group 8
    Appropriate Technology International 9
    Strategy choice in eight SME projects 11
    Ranking the countries 13
    Research methodology 16
    The questionnaires 16
    Supporting research 19
    Guide to the discussion 21
    Setting the bias out front 21
    Conclusion 23
    TWO: Food Processing in Peru 24
    Setting the context 24
    Women in the Peruvian economy 26
    The Peru Food Processing Project 29
    Facing the field 32
    The women's report 35
    Conclusion 42
    Annex 45
    THREE: Honduras - Cashew Nut and Fruit Production 46
    The state and the nation 46
    Women in Honduras 47
    The Honduran Cashew Project 1981-8 50
    Events and challenges 52
    The women's record 56
    Conclusion 61
    Annex 66
    FOUR: Guatemala - Wool Production and Processing Project 67
    Economy and politics 67
    Guatemalan women 69
    The Wool Production and Processing Project 71
    Sheep and Wool Production 72
    Wool Processing and Weaving 73
    Commercial Enterprise 73
    Overcoming the obstacles 74
    Men and women react 78
    The bottom line 86
    Annex 90
    FIVE: Bangladesh - Surjosnato Coconut Products 91
    Poverty and hope 91
    Growing forces of conservatism: women in Bangladesh 93
    The Surjosnato Coconut Project 94
    Dealing with the impossible 97
    Women speak out 100
    Balancing the results 106
    Annex 109
    SIX: India - The Sericulture Project 110
    India and development 110
    Indian women 111
    The Women's Sericulture Project 114
    Establishing the reality 118
    Impacts on women 120
    Assessing the record 127
    Annex 131
    SEVEN: Thailand - Venture Capital and the Pickled Ginger Group 132
    The development miracle 132
    Quiet power: Thai women 133
    The Joint Venture Capital Project in Northern Thailand 135
    Venture capital in action 138
    Impacts and changes in individual lives 139
    Expectations and reality 146
    Annex 149
    EIGHT: Ghana - Shea Butter Processing 150
    Structural adjustment and development 150
    Women in the marketplace 153
    The Shea Butter Processing Project in Ghana 155
    The project in the field 158
    Many faces, many experiences
    The reality of the Shea Butter Project
    Annex
    NINE: Tanzania - Food Processing
    Climbing up the development ladder
    Poverty and prospects: Tanzanian women
    The Tanzania Food Processing Programme
    The dream and the reality
    Women's voices
    Realizing the dream
    Annex
    TEN: A Comparison of the Impacts of Different Strategies . . .
    Basis of comparison
    Comparative data analysis
    Findings
    Significance of quantitative analysis findings
    Conclusion
    Annex
    BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Lucy Creevey
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 240
    Format Paperback / softback