Abstract

Empowerment of women is considered as one of the most important responsibilities of every government. Till recently very little attention was given to empowerment issues or ways in which both empowerment and sustainability aims could be accommodated. Women’s access to savings and credit gives them greater economic role in decision-making through their decisions regarding savings and credit. When women control decisions concerning credit and savings, they optimize their own and the household’s welfare. Empowering women is to make them independent and not just in terms of finance, but in all aspects of social existence. The present study is an effort to understand to what extent financial inclusion has influenced the women and led to their empowerment.