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|Title: ||The role of Microfinance Institutions on Poverty Reduction and improving the living standard of poor people: the case of Lemu and Bilbilo Woreda|
|Authors: ||Negese, Tolosa|
|Advisors: ||Dr.Venkati Ponnala|
|Keywords: ||Role, poverty, microfinance, standard of living, poverty reduction|
|Copyright: ||Jun-2011 |
|Date Added: ||14-Jun-2012 |
|Abstract: ||Traditionally, poverty was understood primarily as material deprivation, as living with low in
come and low consumption characterized by poor nutrition, poor living conditions, low health &
education level and inability to attain a minimal standard of living. Reducing, if possible
eradicating poverty is unquestionable. Thus, microfinance programs have been considered as
one of the main tools in poverty reduction in recent development agenda. It is an important
economic input in the effect to reduce poverty by supporting marginalized active poor of the
society. Studying the role of microfinance institution on poverty reduction and improving the
standard of living is important to assess its viability on poverty reduction and living conditions.
The main objective of this study is to find out whether the provision of microfinance services of
MFIs in Lemu and Bilbilo has reduced poverty and brought changes on the living standards of
clients. So on the light of my research objective; I have developed my research question, which
is:What is the role of Microfinance on poverty reduction and uplifting the living standards of the
poor people in Lemu and Bilbilo?
I consider myself between the Positivist and Interpretivist researcher. Because, my main goal is
not only to find out the mechanism of microfinance in Lemu and Bilbilo, but also to find out that
how this mechanism reduce poverty and helps poor people to improve their living standards as:
income, savings etc. By doing so, I believe that it will give me an upper hand, especially when it
comes to finding answers to the questions raised in the problem statement.
Primary data were collected through close-ended structured questionnaire from clients and staff
members of each institution and semi-structured in rearview with the manager of each
institution. Secondary data were gathered from different published and unpublished relevant
materials. The study mainly applied analytical approaches such as frequencies and percentages.
The findings of the study indicated that the OCSSCO, PEACE AND BG’S micro financing
scheme has improved the clients’ food security, ability to send children to school, and housing
|Description: ||A Thesis Submitted to the Department of Accounting and Finance, School of Business and Public
Administration, Addis Ababa University in partial fulfillment of the Requirement of Degree of
Masters of Science Accounting and Finance|
|Appears in:||Thesis - Accounting & Finance|
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