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The Impact of the Sudanese General Women's Union Savings and Micro-finance/credit Projects on Poverty Alleviation at the Household Level with Special Emphasis on Women's Vulnerability and Empowerment

Published in University of South Africa
2009
Abstract

The objective of this study is to assess the nature of women’s empowerment promoted by the Sudanese Women General Union (SWGU) in Sudan as a strategy for simultaneously addressing both poverty alleviation and women's empowerment using microcredit as a tool in the fight against poverty and women's empowerment at the household level during the period 1999-2005.

The SWGU directed its development efforts towards promoting the women's cause officially and unofficially through the whole spectrum of governmental institutions and non-governmental organizations. Therefore, the government support these initiatives of women development processes and assisted in establishing the SWGU in 1990 as a strategic planning and coordination mechanism for poverty alleviation through the lead of the Ministry of Welfare and Social Development and with the cooperation from other ministries, government and non-government organisations at national, state and grassroots levels.

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PublisherUniversity of South Africa
Open AccessYes