/ Empowerment Through Microfinance in Peru
Empowerment Through Microfinance in Peru
Microcredits are widely considered as a tool for development and an effective mechanism in the fight against poverty and inequality, as well as against the pattern of scarcity of resources excluding women to a greater degree than men.CrediMUJER’s is a Peruvian microfinance service agency with a gender-based approach. It lends exclusively to women, acknowledging that financial independence is crucial to women’s equality. It is part of a nation-wide Peruvian nonprofit organization -Movimiento Manuela Ramos- and its mission is to facilitate access to financial services through education, and the promotion of savings for women entrepreneurs with limited access to resources.Credimujer’s main focus is the Puno region, one of the poorest of Peru, where these photographs were taken. May 2012 P.S: My most sincere thanks to Cuso International Peru, which logistical and financial support was crucial to the completion of this photo-essay.