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

Ferdoushi Ahmed1, Chamhuri Siwar1, Nor Aini Hj. Idris2 and Rawshan Ara Begum1
  • 1 Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), Malaysia
  • 2 Economic Study Centre, Faculty of Economics and Management, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600, UKM, Bangi, Selangor D. E., Malaysia

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.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 8 No. 10, 2011, 973-978

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2011.973.978

Submitted On: 12 May 2011 Published On: 20 August 2011

How to Cite: Ahmed, F., Siwar, C., Idris, N. A. H. & Begum, R. A. (2011). Impact of Grameen Bank Microcrdit Programme on Changing Livelihood Status of the Rural Women in Panchagarh District of Bangladesh. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 8(10), 973-978. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2011.973.978

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Keywords

  • Rural women
  • microcredit programme
  • livelihood status
  • financial support
  • Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs)
  • socioeconomic
  • income earning
  • Grameen Bank
  • social status