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Financing Women's Enterprise

By Thea Hilhorst,Harry Oppenoorth
ISBN: 9781853391743
Emphasises how to improve the access of poor self-employed women to financial services. Includes a review of current knowledge about women's need for finance, how this is presently met and how this could be improved.

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  • Synopsis
    Emphasises how to improve the access of poor self-employed women to financial services. Includes a review of current knowledge about women's need for finance, how this is presently met and how this could be improved.
  • Table of Contents
    Preface 7
    Acknowledgements 8
    Introduction 9
    1 Credit interventions: context and history 15
    Macroeconomy and policy environment
    Experience with rural credit schemes
    Summary
    2 Women's work and income 23
    Household based production
    Control over income
    Reproductive work
    The importance of self-employment
    Characteristics of women's enterprises
    Dynamics and development patterns of women's enterprises
    Summary
    3 Women and finance 33
    Savings
    Decision making and place in production
    Possibilities, problems and consequences of finance
    Summary
    4 Informal finance 43
    Informal finance sources
    Self-finance and loans from relatives and friends
    Rotating and non-rotating funds
    Moneylenders and pawnbrokers
    Wholesale traders and shopkeepers
    Sharecropping arrangements
    Summary
    5 Development programmes and 'semi-formal' 53
    financial institutions
    Credit within multiple service programmes
    Income generating projects for women
    Rotating and revolving funds
    Savings and credit unions and cooperatives
    Peoples' banks
    Summary
    6 Women and the formal financial system 69
    Formal financial institutions and poor women
    Barriers and possible solutions: a challenge to banks
    Risk reduction
    Transaction costs and incentives to banks
    Long-term access to and sustainability of financial services
    The performance of financial institutions
    Summary
    Epilogue 87
    Appendix 1: Gender 91
    Appendix 2: Symposium participants 93
    Appendix 3: Symposium papers 95
    Bibliography 97
    6 FINANCING
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    Author Thea Hilhorst,Harry Oppenoorth
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    Number of Pages 104
    Format Paperback / softback