Magnitudes of Personal Empowerment and Familial Life of Single Mothers Borrower’s in Bahawalpur, Pakistan

  • Fatima Khurram Bukhari The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Sana Fayyaz The Superior University of Lahore, Pakistan
  • Areeba Khan Department of Economics, Government Sadiq College Women University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Fozia Latif Gill Government Sadiq College Women University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Samar Fahd The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Keywords: Marital Status, Single mothers, Microfinance, Borrowers, Bahawalpur


Microfinance has become an eminent tool that is used by the poor women of community of Pakistan to upsurge turns and lessen paucity in developing countries specifically in Pakistan as well as all over the world. This study examines the family life of single mothers that belongs to the remote area to generate defensible returns, rescuing prospects, prolific resources, and satisfying crucial requirements in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Data has been collected through Interview based on a Survey of 194 single mothers (divorcees, widows and separated) out of 400 women borrower’s in the District of Bahawalpur. The theory of human capital advocated that not only microcredit gradually relieving in their earnings but also trying to self-assured substantially highlights in age, education, economic decision making, marital status and number of kids among single mothers in Bahawalpur. Less over, results indicated a considerable progressive role of single mothers and provided significant practice and policy implications that focus the importance of the study and endlessly improve the family life of these suffering women.