The Impact of Microfinance on Female Empowerment in Egypt

  title={The Impact of Microfinance on Female Empowerment in Egypt},
  author={Hala El Hadidi},
Microfinance has become a major instrument for the alleviation of poverty in many developing economies and a tool for female empowerment. In Egypt, it has been used to fight poverty and the country is one of the largest microfinance markets in the Arab region. At year – end 2012, the Egyptian market consisted of some 1.3 million active clients and a gross loan portfolio of US$ 324 million. Between 2005 and 2010, the number of microfinance women borrowers in Egypt increased by 47% annually from… 
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