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Are Pakistan's women entrepreneurs being served by the microfinance sector?

Author: Aban Haq; Mehnaz Safavian
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : The World Bank, [2013]
Series: World Bank e-Library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Financial services are important for women who are starting and growing a business, but in Pakistan microfinance providers (MFPs) are not reaching Pakistan's businesswomen. Only 59 percent of microfinance clients are women, yet the majority of these loans are passed on the male members of the household - husbands, fathers, and sons. The practice of passing on loans to male household members is quite widespread;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Haq, Aban, author.
Are Pakistan's women entrepreneurs being served by the microfinance sector?
Washington, D.C. : The World Bank, [2013]
(DLC) 2013021871
(OCoLC)822895891
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aban Haq; Mehnaz Safavian
ISBN: 9780821399330 0821399330
OCLC Number: 855022999
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Findings from focus group discussions --
Do women benefit from an enabling policy environment for microfinance? --
Conclusion and recommendations for stakeholders.
Series Title: World Bank e-Library.
Responsibility: Aban Haq and Mehnaz Safavian.

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Financial services are important for women who are starting and growing a business, but in Pakistan microfinance providers (MFPs) are not reaching Pakistan's businesswomen. Only 59 percent of microfinance clients are women, yet the majority of these loans are passed on the male members of the household - husbands, fathers, and sons. The practice of passing on loans to male household members is quite widespread; women may be bearing all the transaction costs and risks of accessing loans, but are not the final beneficiaries. Second, a very low proportion of female microfinance clients are entrep.

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