Title

Microfinance Providing Security and Poverty Alleviation to Nicaragua

Date of Award

11-17-2011

Document Type

Capstone Project

Disciplines

Global Affairs

Degree Name

Master of Liberal Studies

Department

Global Affairs

Advisor

Benjamin Gochman

Keywords

Microfinance; nicaragua

Abstract

Micro-finance has been highly successful in alleviating poverty in Bangladesh by providing low interest no-collateral financing to women, who are unable to qualify for credit on their own. In Latin America, especially in Nicaragua, microfinance delinquencies are high and the benefits are not as great as they are in other parts of the World. Women are oppressed and are unable to provide economic opportunities for themselves or their families. Oversaturation of the microfinance market, improper lending practices, poor regulation and political turmoil has prevented microfinance in Nicaragua from providing low interest loans to those who need them most.

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