Marie Michael Library

Title

African Market Women Series (compilation)

Length

71 min.

File No

121

Format

DVD; NFB

Description

This series documents the creative and innovative measures designed by women to get the credit they need, and profiles East African women who are becoming significant participants in their local economies. From the Shore is the story of how a small group of Muslim women in a Kenyan village broke with tradition, bought a boat, and now employ the men in a thriving fish business. Where Credit is Due introduces enterprising Kenyan market women who have been able to obtain loans through a special credit program introduced by Women's World Banking. Fair Trade introduces a fishmonger, a stone crusher, and other women who have thrown off a history of exclusion to venture into the marketplace.

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