When we had our session with Ulrike Haupt who works for "Menschen für Menschen" in Ethiopia we discussed among other things the issue how women can be empowered in a patriarchal society. In her opinion, one tool to give autonomy to women is the lending of micro-credits. I want to give further information on the topic of micro-finance and discuss if it is a means to empower women.
We as members of welfare states often try to find a way to change poor situations in other countries for the better. Obviously, the intervention by foreign nations is a delicate topic, especially when it comes to the... [+] Read more