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dc.contributor.supervisor Lupton, Nathaniel
dc.contributor.author Hasnat, Muhammad Moinul
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-23T15:18:54Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-23T15:18:54Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5511
dc.description.abstract Microfinance institutions (MFI) provide collateral free loans which the subsisting populations of developing countries use as a mean to improve the living conditions of their family. Group lending processes of MFIs also provide peer support for borrowers. This study uses feminist theory and Sen’s capability approach to entrepreneurship to investigate how these loans may change the social and economic status of women, thus empowering them. Participating in lending groups helps women to develop business skills and make decisions, while enhancing their confidence and providing a mutual guarantee for loan repayment. When women are engaged in income generation, they develop liberty and awareness about their rights, learn how to manage small businesses, and enhance their responsibilities towards household finances. This social and economic change, in turn enhances their leadership abilities. The effect of microcredit loans through group lending in empowering women, progress in the community and reducing poverty are observed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dhillon School of Business
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business)
dc.subject Microfinance institution en_US
dc.subject Bargaining power en_US
dc.subject Poor borrowers en_US
dc.subject Collateral free loan en_US
dc.subject Capability approach en_US
dc.subject Decision-making en_US
dc.subject Development en_US
dc.subject Economic and social outcome en_US
dc.subject Eradicating poverty en_US
dc.subject Entrepreneurship en_US
dc.subject Feminism en_US
dc.subject Group lending mechanism en_US
dc.subject Grameen Bank en_US
dc.subject Household income en_US
dc.subject leadership capability en_US
dc.subject Living standard en_US
dc.subject Poverty reduction en_US
dc.subject Qualitative and case study method en_US
dc.subject self production en_US
dc.subject small business en_US
dc.subject self-sufficiency en_US
dc.subject Women empowerment en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dissertations, Academic
dc.title Empowering women through microfinance: an evaluation of MFIs influence in Bangladesh en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Dhillon School of Business en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0429 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0454 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0733 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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