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Author Haq, Aban, author

Title Are Pakistan's women entrepreneurs being served by the microfinance sector? / Aban Haq and Mehnaz Safavian
Published Washington, D.C. : The World Bank, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource
Series World Bank e-Library.
Contents Introduction -- Findings from focus group discussions -- Do women benefit from an enabling policy environment for microfinance? -- Conclusion and recommendations for stakeholders
Summary Financial services are important for women who are starting and growing a business, but in Pakistan microfinance providers (MFPs) are not reaching Pakistan's businesswomen. Only 59 percent of microfinance clients are women, yet the majority of these loans are passed on the male members of the household - husbands, fathers, and sons. The practice of passing on loans to male household members is quite widespread; women may be bearing all the transaction costs and risks of accessing loans, but are not the final beneficiaries. Second, a very low proportion of female microfinance clients are entrep
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Businesswomen -- Pakistan.
Microfinance -- Pakistan.
Small business -- Pakistan -- Finance.
Women-owned business enterprises -- Pakistan -- Finance.
Form Electronic book
Author Safavian, Mehnaz, 1970- author
LC no. 2013021871
ISBN 0821399330 (electronic bk.)
9780821399330 (electronic bk.)