We are seven students at the university in Roskilde, Denmark, who are working on a project that treats the question of a possible change in women's role and status in their family and the society as a result of their opportunity to receive loans from Grameen Bank.
We find your banking system and your struggle against poverty very interesting for the debate taking place these days concerning aid to developing countries. Consequently, we have spent the last six months studying the economic impact of Grameen Bank on the Bangladesh society. However, we are convinced that Grameen Bank does not only have an economic impact on the society, but also a sociological impact. This is the reason why we have decided to study the situation of women taking loans in Grameen Bank.
In order to look at this situation, we find it necessary to get in contact with the women borrowers. To be more specific, we would be interested in talking to one or two typical groups of borrowers, located in rural areas around Dhaka, for example one recently established center and one of a later date. We do not intended to speak with more that 20 women at most, but to get a comprehensive picture of the situation we would like to interview the ladies at length.
Majbrit Bernichow Andersen
Skindergade 34 Iejl -32,
1159 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Tel: +45 33 93 05 80;
Fax: +45 33 13 11 41
March 6, 1998