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    Banking on women's labour: responsibility, risk and control in village banking in Bolivia

    Maclean, Kate (2012) Banking on women's labour: responsibility, risk and control in village banking in Bolivia. Journal of International Development 24 (S1), S100-S111. ISSN 0954-1748.

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    Abstract

    The village banking approach to microfinance aims to empower women by giving them responsibility for and control over certain aspects of the intervention. This paper explores how women members negotiate participation in the bank and analyses the relationship between responsibility, risk and empowerment. It is based on an ethnographic study in Luribay, Bolivia where the microfinance institution Credit with Rural Education has been operating since 2000. The village bank is placed in the context of gender relations in Luribay and ideas of risk, responsibility and empowerment explored in that context.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): microfinance, village banking, women, Bolivia, gender and development
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Department of Geography
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 16 May 2013 14:07
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 11:53
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/6805

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