Partner: PPAF, SRSP, NRSP
Introduction:As an acknowledgement of the enormous gender disparities that exist in the society, SDPI, yet again, set upon a study to evaluate the ground realities with regard to the micro-credit program offered by the Rural Support Programs Network.
As rural areas are tradition bound, a balance had to be maintained in addressing the practical and strategic gender interests. The research primarily focuses on gender inequality and social exclusion. The effort intended to provide policy advocacy to the government on pro-poor policies and capacity building for local governments for improved social sector services.
The Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund is one of the major donors to micro credit schemes in which 25% of the total borrowers are women. The study focused on the dynamics thus created by these 25% borrowers of micro- credit in the social structure of the communities.