How women are being empowered through micro-finance
It is evident that along with the men, women throughout the world are contributing towards the economic growth and sustainable livelihoods of their families and communities. Through microfinance, women are becoming self-dependent and self-sufficient.
They are getting employment opportunities and their living standard among the society is getting improved. They are being able to stand parallel to the men.
This research study makes an effort to identify how women are being empowered through micro-finance in Africa. It discovers the advantages that are gained by women in earning their livelihood.
For that purpose, primary data can be collected from 50 women who are availing the financial services of different microfinance institutions.
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