Effects of women’s access to business credit on gender relations in rural households: A case of Uasin Gishu district, Kenya

The effects of women’s access to business credit on gender relations in rural households in Kenya was studied. The study covered Uasin Gishu District of Kenya. The primary respondents were women entrepreneurs, beneficiaries of a micro financing institution- KADET in the area together with their spouses. The findings indicate that access to credit facilitates women’s economic empowerment and independence and in many of the households leads to improved gender relations.
Les effets de l’accès des femmes au crédit d’affaires sur les rapports sexuels dans les ménages ruraux au Kenya ont été étudiés. L’étude a couvert la zone d’Uasin Gishu au Kenya. Les répondants primaires étaient les femmes entrepreneurs, les bénéficiaires de l’institution des micro-credits KADET dans la région ainsi que leurs conjoints. Les résultats de recherche indiquent que l’accès au crédit facilite l’habilitation économique et l’indépendance des femmes, et dans la plupart de ménages, mène aux rapports sexuels améliorées.
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East Africa
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"The 2010 RUFORUM Biennial Conference was the second in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme socio-economics".