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Microfinance with Un-reached People in the Rural Area: Experience and Learning
by Mohammed Emrul Hasan, Monique Iglebaek in 2004
Community of Practice: Financial Services
What distinctive characteristics separate extreme poor from other groups of poor? Hypothetically, they are likely to be poor in several ways, not only in terms of income, and identifiable through the multi-dimensionality of their poverty (e.g. household that experience food insecurity every year, with all/most children never having attended school, and with low level of assets) (Hulme et al, 2001). In Bangladesh the extreme poor have certain characteristics such as: own little or no land, own less than 2 sarees, have no sandals, rely on seasonal wage or depend on female members of the household begging (Matin, 2001).