This article is based on a field study in two Turkish cities: Kocaeli and Sakarya. It discusses microcredit practices, as an important tool used in gaining economic stabilization, providing social welfare, increasing per capita income and accordingly reducing poverty. It examines the role of women entrepreneurship, and the effects of microcredit practices on them. It discusses the ways in which microcredit could result in boosting labour force and reducing poverty, especially among women.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.