ERIC Number: ED477591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Credit with Education: A Promising Title II Microfinance Strategy--Supporting Integrated Food Security and Nutrition Programs To Improve Health and Well-Being of Women and Children). Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance.
Dunford, Christopher; Denman, Vicki
This paper introduces the reader to microfinance integrated with health and nutrition education as a promising strategy for Title II practitioners. The paper provides an overview of how microfinance, particularly village banking, can contribute to the food-security objectives of Title II. It describes a variant of village banking, called "Credit with Education," which was designed for the specific purpose of achieving food-and-security objectives. It reviews the available evidence that the "Credit with Education" model can be cost-effectively implemented to improve household food security and child nutrition among large numbers of the food-insecure poor. The paper considers the opportunities and difficulties created when "Credit with Education" is introduced as a sustainable financial/educational service into the more familiar mix of Title II non-emergency development programming. Three annexes are included (Status of Credit with Education Programs; Creation of Credit Associations: Credit with Education in the Community; and It Collapses Like a House of Cards). (Contains 34 references.) (BT)
Descriptors: Banking, Developing Nations, Empowerment, Females, Health Education, Hunger, Models, Nutrition, Program Descriptions
Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project, Academy for Educational Development, 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009-5721. Tel: 202-884-8000; Fax: 202-884-8432; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.fantaproject.org/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.