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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S100-S111
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of International Development
Volume24
Issue numberS1
Early online date26 Oct 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

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