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Cueilleuse de thé au Sri Lanka - Photo : Claire Meynial



Juliette deb

Microcredit and Women Empowerment

Microcredit plays an importanr role in terms of "empowerment" of women. It strengthens their autonomy, their role and the respect due to their position in the community and the home. Historically, women are the main target of Microfinance Institutions. More than 3,300 microfinance institutions reached 133 million customers through a microcredit in 2006. 93 million were among the poorest when they received their first loan. 85 percent of the poorest clients were women. (according to the Report on the 2007 campaign of the Microcredit Summit)

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