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Impact of Microfinance on Women Empowerment

Social Work Chronicle

Volume 5 Issue 1

Published: 2016
Author(s) Name: Jitendra S. Gandhi | Author(s) Affiliation: Asst Prof, Dept. of Social Work, Walchand College of Arts and Science, Solapur, Maharashtra, India
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Abstract

Micro-finance has proved its importance in relation to poverty eradication, financial development, rural finance, banking and financial services in India. Though the India had philanthropic philosophy to help each other and grow together, micro-finance helped the same in a more institutional and organized manner. India is a diverse country in every aspect of human life which applies to its poverty too. Each region of India has its own language of poverty. Micro-finance also puts forward the movement of financial inclusion of women across the community. Micro-finance has come forward as a ray of hope for the women who are supposed to be equally participating in financial inclusion. The impact of micro-finance in the area of women empowerment in India is still neglected and less documented concept especially in the spectrum of research. The present article is an outcome of literature review which clearly indicates the impact of micro-finance movement in the process of women empowerment. The article has utilized qualitative as well as quantitative aspect to explore the impact of micro-finance in the process of women empowerment.

Keywords: Micro-finance, SHGs, Women Empowerment, Banking, Finance

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