The Impact of Microfinance on Growth of Women Entrepreneurship in Pakistan

  • Kinza Yousfani Isra University
  • Yasra Aslam
  • Qamaruddin Mahar
  • Hameedullah Kazi

Abstract

The study examines the tendency of low growth of entrepreneurship in women who take a small loan from microfinance institutions. In this context, 100 borrowers were selected, and through the questionnaire, the data was gathered to measure the impact of microfinance on women entrepreneurial growth in Pakistan. The main parameters of this research were the trend of the startup of the business, the limit of the amount of loan, and training of entrepreneurship. The one sample t-test and Pearson correlation statistical techniques were selected to analyze the data through SPSS. It is concluded that; about 80% women do not start a business, the credit limit is low that ranges from Rs2000 to 40000, there is dire need of Women Entrepreneurial Training (WET) an upsurge in the limit of loan that directly correlates with the growth of a female enterprise. Moreover, the establishment of the Women Entrepreneurial Cooperative Society (WECS) can address the low growth of women entrepreneurship issue effectively. The study was conducted during the months of October 2014 to February 2015.


Research paper


Keywords: Small Loan Borrowers; Women; Microfinance; Entrepreneurship; Women Entrepreneurial Cooperative Society


Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Yousfani, K., Aslam, Y., Mahar, Q. & Kazi, H. (2019). The Impact of Microfinance on Growth of Women Entrepreneurship in Pakistan, Journal of Entrepreneurship, Business and Economics, 7(1), 133–152.

Published
Jul 18, 2019
How to Cite
YOUSFANI, Kinza et al. The Impact of Microfinance on Growth of Women Entrepreneurship in Pakistan. Journal of Entrepreneurship, Business and Economics, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 133-152, july 2019. ISSN 2345-4695. Available at: <http://scientificia.com/index.php/JEBE/article/view/110>. Date accessed: 11 aug. 2020.
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