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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 1 Pushing the limits of mapping and wealth ranking

Anton Simanowitz

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 1 Pushing the limits of mapping and wealth ranking Anton Simanowitz Participatory approaches to programme and its services. The Tshomisano poverty targeting Programme targeted the poorest 30 per cent of the population as beneficiaries of their micro- enterprise development loans. The Small Enterprise Foundation, a micro- finance NGO, works with more than 7500 The first targeting system that was designed micro-entrepreneurs in the Northern Province used a visual indicator of poverty test. This of South Africa, 97% of whom are women. It required field workers to score the external provides savings and credit facilities to support conditions of people's houses according to a business development of the poorest people 1. checklist. With this method, those people living in houses constructed from mud bricks, The Small Enterprise Foundation was set up as with poor quality thatch roofing, small a poverty alleviation programme. One of the windows and in a general state of disrepair, poorest areas in the country was selected as the tend to be selected as the poorest. Those who operational area. A credit methodology was are also poor but who have slightly better designed which offered small loans through constructed houses with cement ...

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