Problems of Woman Entrepreneurship Development In Bangladesh: A Case Study of RAKUB
Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities Vol. 20 (3): 601-614 (2012)
14 Pages Posted: 18 Mar 2013
Date Written: June 24, 2009
This study is an attempt to analyze the constraints and problems which hinder woman entrepreneurship development in Bangladesh. The study focused on the entrepreneurs who are financed by Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan bank (RAKUB). It is notable that excellent economic and social changes have occurred in the lives of poor women with the credit of RAKUB. However, there are still major problems in the overall development of those female entrepreneurs. The study was based on analyses of both primary and secondary data. It was found that most of these entrepreneurs are illiterate and have no concept of the market. Besides, the study also described major problems like complex and critical problems in taking loans, the lack of knowledge and experience in marketing of products, poor managerial and technical skills, as well as low amounts of capital, huge interest burden, and social and cultural obstacles.
Keywords: Entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurship, Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank, development
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