This study examines the extent to which economic policies, such as micro-credit finance schemes, can empower vulnerable women and make them less susceptible to HIV/AIDS.
It examines the extent to which poverty, poor education and low self esteem have direct relationship to choices and opportunities, which in turn determine the susceptibility to social/health problems such as HIV/AIDS. Using Ethiopia as a case study, the study suggests that a modified micro-credit program targeted specifically to poor women can empower them financially and psychologically, giving them more access to needed funds and improving their self-esteem and array of choices. It argues, however, that micro credit empowerment potential should be considered incremental and multidimensional and not linear.
|School:||State University of New York Empire State College|
|School Location:||United States -- New York|
|Source:||MAI 48/06M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social research, Entrepreneurship, Womens studies, Public health, Public policy, Social structure|
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