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Empowering Women through Microfinance Susy Cheston , Senior Vice President, Policy and Research, Opportunity International, and Executive Director Emeritus of the Women’s Opportunity Fund Lisa Kuhn , Program Analyst, Opportunity International Research sponsored by the Women’s Opportunity Fund and its funding partners: Elizabeth Foster and Michael Walsh, Gems of Hope USA, and the Morrow Charitable Trust Publication sponsored by UNIFEM
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2 CONTENTS Acronyms 1. Introduction. ........................................................................................... 4 2. Targeting Women. ................................................................................. 6 3. What Do We Mean When We Talk about Empowerment?. ............ 11 4. Why Should MFIs Care about Women’s Empowerment?………. ..13 5. Evidence of Empowerment…………………………………………. ..17 6. What Role Does Microfinance Play in Empowering Women? A Case Study of Sinapi Aba Trust, Ghana…………………………….30 7. Lessons from Experience: Key Programmatic Factors That Can Contribute to Empowerment……………………………………. ..39 8. Conclusions……………………………………………………………50 9. Call to Action………………………………………………………….51 Appendix: More Promising Practices………………………………….53 Bibliography…………………………………………………………….58
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3 ACRONYMS ADAPTE Asociación de Ayuda al Pequeño Trabajador y Empresario (Costa Rica) ADEMCOL Asociación para el Desarrollo Empresarial Colombiano (Colombia) ADOPEM Asociación Dominicana para el Desarrollo de la Mujer (Dominican Republic) AGAPE Asociación General para Asesorar Pequeñas Empresas (Colombia) ARDCI Agricultural and Rural Development for Catanduanes, Inc. (Philippines) ASPIRE Asociación para la Inversión y Empleo (Dominican Republic) BRAC Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee CETZAM Christian Enterprise Trust of Zambia CGAP Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest CIDA Canadian International Development Agency CSD Centre for Self-Help Development (Nepal) CUES Credit Union Empowerment and Strengthening (Philippines) DFID Department for International Development (UK) FORA Fund for the Support of Small Entrepreneurship (Russia) HDI Human Development Initiatives (Nigeria) IDH Instituto para el Desarrollo Hondureño (Honduras) MFI Microfinance institution NGO Nongovernmental organization OI Opportunity International PVO Private and voluntary organization ROSCA Rotating Savings and Credit Association SAT Sinapi Aba Trust (Ghana) SEDP Small Enterprise Development Program (Bangladesh) SEWA Self-Employed Women’s Association (India) SHG Self-help group SUM Special Unit for Microfinance TSPI Tulay Sa Pag-Unlad, Inc. (Philippines) UNCDF United Nations Capital Development Fund UNDP United Nations Development Programme UNFPA United Nations Population Fund UNIFEM United Nations Fund for Women USAID United States Agency for International Development VAWA Village Alive Women’s Association (Nigeria) WEDTF Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Trust Fund (Tanzania) WKP Wahana Kria Putri (Indonesia) WOCCU World Council for Credit Unions WWF Working Women’s Forum (India)
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