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Access to mainstream microfinance services by persons with disabilities

Flavia Nakabuye Bwire

Access to mainstream microfinance services by persons with disabilities

lessons from Uganda

by Flavia Nakabuye Bwire

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Published by Association of Microfinance Institutions of Uganda in Kampala .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Flavia Nakabuye Bwire, George Mukasa [and] Roy Mersland
SeriesWorking paper -- no. 9
ContributionsMukasa, George, Mersland, Roy
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV1559.U33 B88 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination19 p. :
Number of Pages19
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24449532M
LC Control Number2009324053

Access to Microfinance. Our services stretch into the rural districts of Zambia that have the highest levels of poverty. This enables the rural poor to take advantage of business opportunities, giving them a fighting chance to move out of poverty. Established in , VisionFund has been providing clients with small loans to begin or grow.   Persons with disabilities’ access to education may therefore enhance their access to microfinance services; conversely, lack of education may limit access. It is likely that the income situation of persons with disabilities would change if they had access to microfinance loans (MoFPED ) and appropriate adult learning opportunities Cited by: 1.

  Mainstream banks, even where the customer is considered an acceptable credit risk, do not offer such facilities. That's a pity. The microfinance loan is a legitimate and customer-friendly product.   • Facilitate access to finance for social enterprises Microfinance Objective: •Increase access to microfinance for vulnerable persons, micro-enterprises in both start-up and development phase •Build up the institutional capacity of micro-credit providers A new programme to support micro-enterprises and social entrepreneurship EaSI Programme.

microfinance services; and (3) encouraging private and Persons with disabilities, Victims of disasters and calamities, Senior citizens, Non-government organizations, Children, and Cooperatives. The NAPC is supported by a Secretariat which provides technical and administrative support to the Size: KB. According to the G20 Financial Inclusion Action Plan, as of more than 2 billion adults lacked access to basic financial services, and millions of micro, small, and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) lacked sufficient access to credit. This is where microfinance comes in. Originally designed for the allocation of credit to the unbanked.


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Access to mainstream microfinance services by persons with disabilities by Flavia Nakabuye Bwire Download PDF EPUB FB2

Access to Mainstream Microfinance Services Table 4 indicates that before the sensitizat ion, out of clients had disabilities. After the sensitization, 10 out of new clients have. Access to Mainstream Microfinance Services for Persons with Disabilities: Lessons Learned from Uganda Disability Studies Quarterly, Vol.

29, No. 1, 23 Pages Posted: 5 Mar Last revised: 4 Jan Cited by: The journal is published for the purpose of advancing scholarship in disability studies and rehabilitation sciences in a uniquely African context.

Widely read by scholars, professionals and students, it encourages scholarly exchange between all disciplines and academics from low, middle and high-income countries to work towards the improvement of human development and its practices across the Cited by: 2.

Chapter 6 Microfinance for People with Disabilities The microfinance services Nowa day s, in add itio n t o sa ving s an d c redi t, insu ranc e a nd m one y. The barriers to access Micro Finance services “We haven’t thought about it.” Inclusion in mainstream microfinance institutions Raising awareness microfinance services for Persons with disabilities Sponsored by Maria NOWAK, ADIE’s president.

citizenship to many persons with disabilities (PWD) living below the poverty line. And yet, even though PWD make up as much as 12 to 15 percent of the population in developing countries, only percent of microfinance clients come from this underserved community.

Distribute the paper called “Access to microfinance services for persons with disabilities in Uganda”. Encourage them to read it for the next day. 10’ 10’ 20’ 25’ 5’ (Facilitator’s note: Activity 2. Activity 2 aims at ensuring that everybody agrees on the need to provide access to.

Beisland, L. & Mersland, R., (), “Staff characteristics and the exclusion of persons with disabilities: evidence from the microfinance industry in Uganda”.

Disability and Society. Vol. 29(7), pp. The full text is available here. This Summit will bring together leaders in government, the financial services sector, the disability and asset building communities, and Fortune companies to discuss strategies for improving financial access for individuals across the spectrum of disabilities.

Microfinance is a category of financial services targeting individuals and small businesses who lack access to conventional banking and related services. Microfinance includes microcredit, the provision of small loans to poor clients; savings and checking accounts; microinsurance; and payment systems, among other branches.

Microfinance services are designed to reach excluded customers, usually. Source: Adapted from Shiree Working Paper (Nokrek, P., et alp) Employment creation and income generation seems to be the success factors for inclusion of disabled people in the society (DFID, ).

Some of the studies (for instance DFID, and WHO, ) have illustrated that people with disabilities have proven their capabilities in different : Debashis Sarker.

‘Access to mainstream microfinance services for persons with disabilities: Lessons learned from Uganda’, Disability Studies Quarte Issue. Further, we know that microfinance access is by no means the silver bullet for any population, much less persons with disabilities.

However, each step along the path toward promoting the social and economic inclusion of this population is a positive one, and to be a part of it is exciting. Volume 1 through Vol no. 3 of Disability Studies Quarterly is archived on the Knowledge Bank site; Vol no.

4 through the present can be found on this site under Archives. Beginning with Vol Issue No. 4 (), Disability Studies Quarterly is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license unless otherwise indicated.

The challenges for microfinance in Australia 1. 1 Introduction. The field of microfinance in Australia has developed significantly since when the first overview was published (Burkett, ). Inmany microfinance pilots had just commenced and now a range of models have been trialed and evaluated.

There have been several conferences. Persons with disabilities’ access to education may therefore enhance their access to microfinance services; conversely, lack of education may limit access. It is likely that the income situation of persons with disabilities would change if they had access to microfinance loans (MoFPED ) and appropriate adult learning opportunities Cited by: 1.

Demand for microfinance services 10 Supply of microfinance services 11 Lessons learned 22 Other agencies’ microfinance experience 23 ADB’s microfinance development strategy 25 Goal and purpose 25 Strategy 25 Strategic focus 27 Implementation of the strategy 33 Mainstreaming microfinance 33 Without permanent access to institutional File Size: KB.

Role of Microfinance in Serving Very Poor People By providing small loans and savings facilities to people who are excluded from commercial financial services, microfinance has become a strategy for reducing poverty.

Access to credit and deposit services is a way to provide poor women and men withFile Size: KB. Women with disabilities are perceived as ‚bad risks™, and, as such, they are refused loans by banks, micro-lenders and peer-lending groups.

Microfinance lenders commonly share the prejudices against women with disabilities that lead to this exclusion. They assume that, by virtue of their disability, women with disabilities are. What is Microfinance. Meaning. Microfinance is the supply of small loans and other financial services to people with a low income who would otherwise have no access to credit from traditional banks and financial institutions.

Microfinance is seen by some as a viable solution to reduce poverty, enabling those at the Bottom of the Pyramid to reshape their destiny. Across the world, people with disabilities are entrepreneurs and self-employed workers, farmers and factory workers, doctors and teachers, shop assistants and bus drivers, artists, and computer technicians (1).

Almost all jobs can be performed by someone with a disability, and given the right environment, most people with disabilities can be productive. But as documented by several studies.frameworks responding to the need to secure access by persons with disabilities to health-care services, from the first Declaration on the Rights of Disabled Persons in calling for assuring File Size: 4MB.

Access to Microfinance Brings New Possibilities On any given day, Rosa Us Zacarias can be found standing in the corner of her bustling little flour mill. Consisting of just one room, the mill was constructed with cinder block on two sides, timber on the other two, and a single sheet of aluminum running overhead.