ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH
VOLUME : 3, ISSUE : 2, April-June, 2015 (ISSN No. : 2321-4155)
 
MICROFINANCE: A TOOL FOR ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT
Ruchi Patel
 
ABSTRACT
Women face discrimination in their family, social, economic and political life. An empirical study was conducted to measure the economic empowerment of women through microfinance. Economic empowerment was measured using criteria of income generation, mobilization of saving, change in expenditure pattern, participation in financial decision making, and access and control over the credit. The present study tried to link microfinance and economic empowerment. A total sample size of 180 respondents was drawn from Self Help Groups(SHGs) and Sakhi MandalYojana Self Help Group from DRDA, Mehsana district of Gujarat. Sign Test was applied to analyze the changes before and after joining SHG.
 
KEYWORD
Economic Empowerment, Microfinance, Mission Manglam, Self Help Group.
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