Skip to main content

Cutting the economic costs of prejudice: microfinance services in Roma communities in Bulgaria

The full text article is not available for purchase.

The publisher only permits individual articles to be downloaded by subscribers.

Ethnic division, discrimination and poverty are among the factors that prevent marginalized members of the Roma society from fully integrating in Bulgarian society. Microfinance is a tool that can be used to empower these marginalized households to develop a greater sense of solidarity within these communities. Long-term success, however, depends on intentional partnerships with other civil society and government actors who can influence social change. This article describes the experiences of the Alliance for Inclusive Business Development of Roma Communities in Bulgaria project that was implemented by Catholic Relief Services, USAID, USTOI AD and Mikrofond EAD. The project provided microfinance services to Roma community members and showcased their successes. This project was able to demonstrate how certain stereotypes can be overcome for an ethnic group that has suffered years of discrimination throughout Europe, and especially in Bulgaria.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: BULGARIA; MICROFINANCE; ROMA; SOCIAL EXCLUSION

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2009-09-01

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more