Credit Management for Poverty Alleviation
Credit Management for Poverty Alleviation looks at the poverty endured by women in developing countries and how it can be alleviated. United Nations Development Fund for Women statistics show that over seventy per cent of the world's absolute poor are women. Women earn only ten per cent of the world's income and own less than ten per cent of the world's property. Credit Management for Poverty Alleviation focuses on the need for smaller enterprises which are effective at reducing poverty and lessening the hardship endured by women in developing countries - and therefore help in realising the Millennium Development Goals. The book is in two parts. The first half focuses on thematic perspectives and ideas. It sets out credit management models for poverty alleviation and the financial analysis of the viability and suitability of credit projects. The second half offers different perspectives from nineteen countries in Commonwealth Africa - valuable examples of poverty alleviation under very different circumstances. This publication discusses the justification and vital need for access to credit and effective credit schemes that are sustainable for disadvantaged women, especially those in sparsely populated areas. Credit Management for Poverty Alleviation is for entrepreneurs, trainers, policy makers, planners and strategists. It contains valuable information about sub-Saharan Africa in particular, and the developing world in general.