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Title:Case study on increasing African women's access to credit through training in management and credit techniques
Author:Anonymous
Year:1991
Periodical:Rural Progress: Bulletin of the Economic Commission for Africa
Volume:10
Issue:2
Pages:27-48
Language:English
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Rwanda
Zambia
Subjects:credit
women
Abstract:Rural women can play an important role in the development of Africa if credit is made available to them to raise their productivity via access to resources and improvement of skills. However, rural African women find it very difficult to get credit because they have no collateral and lack the skill in management to assure the financial institutions that they can be creditworthy. ECA/Secretariat therefore initiated the project 'Increasing women's access to credit through training in management and credit techniques' which was tried out on a pilot basis in three countries (Ethiopia, Zambia and Rwanda) in 1988-1990. Its objectives were to 1) design and demonstrate measures for increasing rural African women's access to credit and 2) assist in the development of entrepreneurial skills tailored to rural African women's needs. This paper reviews how the project was implemented, the constraints it faced, and its performance. Ref.
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