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Our Money, Our Movement

By Alana Albee,Nandasiri Gamage
ISBN: 9781853393884
This book illustrates how financial services can be controlled and managed by the poor, rather than delivered to them, an approach which has been a fundamental tenet of the credit union movement. This is essential reading for development agency staff, and others either interested in people's movements or involved in credit and savings initiatives.

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  • Synopsis
    Credit and savings mechanisms are becoming a powerful tool in development, but many initiatives are only now aiming for the ownership of these mechanisms to be in the hands of the borrowers themselves. Our Money, Our Movement describes how this goal has already been reached by the Women's Credit Union in Sri Lanka. It challenges the more conventional 'delivery' approach to development by illustrating how financial services can be controlled and managed by the poor, rather than delivered to them, an approach which has long been a fundamental tenet of the credit union movement. This is essential and inspiring reading for development agency staff, and others either interested in people's movements or involved in credit and savings initiatives.
  • Table of Contents
    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS vii
    PREFACE ix
    FOREWORD by Diana Mitlin, International Institute for Environment and
    Development xi
    1 The Canal Bank: A short story 1
    2 Supporting Emerging Poor People's Organizations 6
    3 The Credit Union Co-operative Society 9
    3.1 Background to the Credit Union Movement 9
    3.2 The Women's Credit Union in Sri Lanka 10
    3.3 A Step-by-Step Approach to Group Formation 20
    3.4 When Things Go Wrong 25
    4 More than Money: Social development and housing activities 29
    4.1 The Children's Cultural Programme 29
    4.2 Housing Loans 31
    4.3 Additional Social Support 32
    5 Towards Sustainability and Scaling-up 34
    6 Conclusion 36
    NOTES 38
    APPENDICES:
    1 Sri Lanka: A situation analysis 39
    2 The Women's Credit Union: Statistical overview, December 1994 43
    3 The Women's Credit Union: Statistical overview of finance, December 1994 44
    4 The Praja Sahayaka Sewaya and the Million Houses Programme: Background information 45
    BIBLIOGRAPHY 46
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Alana Albee,Nandasiri Gamage
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 64
    Format Paperback / softback