The Impact of Micro Finance on Rural Households

  • Taramol K.G.

Abstract

Micro Finance has become one of the most effective instruments for economic development of the poor. Expansion of rural credit delivery system since 1947 has not changed the dependence of the poor on money lenders ad commission agents. The dependence of the rural poor on non-institutional sources of credit is one of the causes that perpetuate their poverty. The poverty alleviation and government sponsored schemes in banks have problems in implementation, with more Non Performing Assets than of other schemes and therefore failed to deliver the expected results. Thus the rural banking institutions are out of step with changing rural credit. The situation necessitated the formation Self Help Groups for enabling the poor to participate in the process of development. Micro Finance or Micro credit for the poor and women has received extensive recognition as a strategy for poverty reduction and for economic development. Micro finance aims at organizing people particularly around credit and building capacities to manage money. The focus is on getting the poor to mobilize their own funds, building their capacities and empowering them to leverage external credit.

Published
Jun 15, 2015
How to Cite
K.G., Taramol. The Impact of Micro Finance on Rural Households. International Journal of Business Administration and Management Research, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, june 2015. ISSN 2412-4346. Available at: <http://researchplusjournals.com/index.php/IJBAMR/article/view/99>. Date accessed: 18 dec. 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.24178/ijbamr.2015.1.1.36.