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dc.contributor.authorAmelia Duffy-Tumaszen
dc.contributor.editorSweetman, Carolineen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T10:16:31Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T10:16:31Zen
dc.date.issued2009-07-01en
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552070903009668en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/131702en
dc.descriptionGiving small loans to women has become a mainstay in development practitioners' toolkits. Using data collected for Oxfam America's Saving for Change (SFC) project, this article argues that repayment of micro-credit cannot be used as a measure of micro-enterprise development per se. Instead, repayment signals the presence of peer pressure, loan sharing and remittance payments in the studied setting. This conclusion is borne through an ethnographic approach, which focuses on who accesses loans, how people who access loans use them, and how borrowers mobilise resources for repayment. The research indicates that future studies should use ethnography in tandem with other approaches to evaluation, and concludes with implications for an agenda seeking to forward women's workers rights. This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the <a href="http://www.genderanddevelopment.org">Gender and Development</a> website.en
dc.format.extent11en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/paying-back-comes-first-why-repayment-means-more-than-business-in-rural-senegal-131702
dc.subjectEconomics
dc.subjectGender
dc.titlePaying back comes first: why repayment means more than business in rural Senegalen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221en
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countrySenegalen
oxfam.subject.keywordFinance
oxfam.subject.keywordMicrofinance
oxfam.subject.keywordGender and Development Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordGaD
prism.issuenameWorken
prism.number2en
prism.volume17en
dc.year.issuedate2009en


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