• 1 Introduction
  • 2 Gender and Finance: an Overview of Concepts and Discourse
  • 2.1 Finance and Economic Embeddedness
  • 2.2 Gender and Finance
  • 2.3 Family, Household and Household Analysis
  • 3 Gender and Finance in Household and Family and the Community
  • 3.1 Resources Allocation and Income Distribution in Household and Family
  • 3.2 Saving, Credit and Financial Institutions: the Female Perspective
  • 3.3 Reciprocity and Traditional Credit Relations: Moral Economy and Mutual Aid
  • 4 Gender and Finance in Small Scale and Informal Business
  • 5 Microfinance, Development and Gender
  • 5.1 Introductory Remarks
  • 5.2 Concepts and Objectives: Empowerment, Sustainability andPoverty Reduction
  • 6 Research Methods and Research Sites
  • 7 Income Allocation, Saving Habits and Credit Relations
  • 7.1 Income Allocation
  • 7.2 Saving Habits and Institutions
  • 7.3 Qard Hasan, Wajib and Trabuts: Credit relations, reciprocity and mutual aid
  • 7.4 Financial Institutions
  • 8 Business Women and Finance
  • 8.1 Types of Business
  • 8.2 Financing the Business
  • 8.3 Dealing with the Moral Economy
  • 9 Microcredit Programs for Women in Greater Khartoum
  • 9.1 General Remarks
  • 9.2 The Projects in Umbedda and Ha Yussif
  • 9.3 The clients
  • 9.4 Evaluating the Projects
  • 10 Conclusion
  • 11 References