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Banking on bananas, crediting crafts: Financing women's work in the Philippine Cordillera

Milgram, Lynne B. (2002) Banking on bananas, crediting crafts: Financing women's work in the Philippine Cordillera. Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice, 26 (2). pp. 109-119. ISSN 1715-0698

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Abstract

This paper addresses the emergence of microfinance programmes in international development as a preferred strategy for poverty alleviation and empowering women. Drawing on ethnographic research in the Philippine Cordillera, it argues that microfinance projects have embedded social change objectives in initiatives driven by market-led forces thereby failing to realize social justice for women. To effect a more normative agenda for development, this paper suggests integrating women's perspectives and initiatives other than credit.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Globalization; Microfinance; Phillippines; Rural women; Women farmers
Divisions: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
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Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2016 13:35
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2017 16:08
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/447

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