American Journal of Applied Sciences

Impact of Grameen Bank Microcrdit Programme on Changing Livelihood Status of the Rural Women in Panchagarh District of Bangladesh

Ferdoushi Ahmed, Chamhuri Siwar, Nor Aini Hj. Idris and Rawshan Ara Begum

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2011.973.978

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 8, Issue 10

Pages 973-978

Abstract

Problem statement: Rural women in Bangladesh are the most deprived part of the society and majority of them are extremely poor. They have very limited access to income generating activities and consequently less opportunity to improve their livelihood status. Microcredit programme contributes to improve the livelihood status of rural women in Bangladesh. Approach: This study examines the extent of changes in livelihood status of rural women through their involvement in the microcredit programme of Bangladesh. Results: The study reveals that the rural women, after joining the microcredit programme, have been able to engage themselves in income generating activities and consequently improved significantly their livelihood status. Conclusion: Therefore, it can be concluded that microcredit programme plays a significant role in changing and improving livelihood status among the rural poor families.

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© 2011 Ferdoushi Ahmed, Chamhuri Siwar, Nor Aini Hj. Idris and Rawshan Ara Begum. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.