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This paper explores the impact of group-based micro-finance programs in creating new stocks of social capital that motivate women to become involved in collective community actions. Unlike other research papers on the topic that focus on economic capital and its impact on women’s well-being, this paper sheds light on the creation of new stocks of women’s social capital as an outcome of micro-finance that leads to collective action. The study is based on both primary and secondary data. Based on a series of in-depth interviews, the author found that the women are involved in two types of collective action: social welfare activities and the actions challenging patriarchal norms and social injustice. The findings reveal that women respondents came forward not only to participate in collective social welfare actions but also in community actions related to an issue that challenged patriarchal norms.
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