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This paper examines if microcredit for the
rural poor in Bangladesh has any
instrumental role in achieving
development and peace at the household
level. This study has been conducted
among the microcredit borrowers of the
Grameen Bank (GB) and Bangladesh
Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC).
Structured questionnaires have been used
to understand the amount of borrowing
and the patterns of use of the loan.
Ethnographic case studies are used to
explore the ways in which microcredit and
its use have impacted on the lives of the
borrowers. This study has found out that
microcredit has positive impact on the
lives of the borrowers. The return from the
microcredit investment through smallscale
enterprises has contributed towards
economic ease of the families, thereby
contributing towards less domestic
violence, gender equality and peace at the
household level. Such findings, however,
have yet to be established at the macro
societal level through large-scale studies.

Key Words: Bangladesh, Microcredit,
Poverty, Peace, Development.

Md. Fouad Hossain Sarker
Assistant Professor and Head
Department of Development Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Daffodil International University

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nice one

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Good study.Bookishly can be yes, vortually not!!
Md. Imdadul Haque
Department of Public Health
Daffodil International University