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Title:Women at work in Mali: the case of the Markala Cooperative
Author:Caughman, Susan
Year:1981
Issue:50
Language:English
Series:Working papers
Publisher:African Studies Center
Geographic term:Mali
Subjects:women workers
cooperatives
Abstract:In 1975 a group of poor women in rural Mali joined togehter in the Markala cooperative in order to earn a regular salary and to learn marketable skills. It represents an attempt by one group of women to master their changed situation. The present report originated in response to a request by memebers of the Markala cooperative that the Ministry of Rural Development provide them with technical assistance in assessing their financial situation and with advise on how to increase revenues. Data were collected in August and September 1980, and the findings are set out in five parts: a sketch of the Markala cooperative; women's world in Markala; the Markala cooperative assessed; observations for planners; conclusions.
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