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Title:Credit for Women's Income Generation: A Tanzanian Case Study
Authors:Kurwijila, Rosebud
Due, Jean M.ISNI
Year:1991
Periodical:Canadian Journal of African Studies
Volume:25
Issue:1
Pages:90-103
Language:English
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:credit
women
Women's Issues
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
Labor and Employment
economics
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/485558
Abstract:Funds for income-generating activities are flowing into Africa in increasing quantities. In Tanzania, funds have been allocated to women through both NGOs and government organizations. This article summarizes Tanzanian experience, especially with government administration of funding. It focuses on the Women's Loan Programme (WLP), by far the largest funding for income-generating projects by a single donor (Australia) with national coverage. It discusses the role of the Cooperative and Rural Development Bank (CRDB), a parastatal which allocated the funds in late 1987 and administered the loan programme, the utilization of loans by women borrowers, and problems reported by women, especially in livestock projects. Some changes are recommended for new women's loan programmes to have greater impact and equity. Bibliogr.
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