Date of Award
Honors Bachelor of Arts
Dr. Walter Mswaka
Professor Josephine Balzac-Arroyo
Dr. Pavielle Haines
This paper explores the impacts of microfinance on gender equality in India by examining its effects through the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It begins with an overview of the history of microfinance globally and is followed by an in-depth explanation of the current microfinance landscape in India. This paper then uses a case study approach to collect qualitative data that contributes to this discussion on microfinance and gender equality. By studying the stories of four women and their experiences using the services provided by microfinance institutions, the paper illustrates how microfinance contributes to the advancement of the specific targets outlined under several UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Matton, Alexis, "The Impact of Microfinance on Gender Equality in India" (2023). Honors Program Theses. 214.