Credit, Financial inclusion, Rural development, Rural Women.


The alleviation of poverty has generally been the cornerstone of economic policy in Nigeria. Past policies have been pursued with the sole objective of improving the living standards of the people through enhanced income and generation of employment opportunities. Despite all machineries put in place, most of the women folk have not benefited because of some endemic socio-cultural problems affecting the women. This paper highlights the need for credit, conditions for attracting credit especially for rural women and the policies that can provide the right atmosphere for access to credit by rural women for sustainable development.

Author Bio

The author is a staff of Central Bank of Nigeria.

Publication Title

CBN Bullion






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