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GARCIA HORTA, José Luis; ZAPATA MARTELO, Emma; VALTIERRA PACHECO, Esteban  and  GARZA BUENO, Laura. The microcredit as a strategy for poverty alleviation of women, ¿what poverty?. Estud. front [online]. 2014, vol.15, n.30, pp.97-126. ISSN 2395-9134.

Specialized authors in the microfinance’s field affirm that providing microcredit to women is a strategy to improve their situation of poverty in which they live. This article talks about the experience of borrowers served by ProMujer in their Focal Center located in Ixmiquilpan, state of Hidalgo, Mexico. During the financial resources exercise, it was found that accredit women got to conciliate the productive subject with the reproductive one. Nevertheless, this situation took them to work double and even triple shifts of work were required and with those long days of work, they lost their availability of time for other tasks. The research reaffirms that microcredit help women to improve significantly their poverty situation or their patrimony, but analyzing this subject from another point of view, for example, thorough the wyes of the perspective of gender, women became poorer than before getting the microcredit, if it is considered poverty for capacities.

Keywords : gender; poverty; microfinance; microcredit.

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