Evaluating the Effectiveness of Rural- Based Micro-Credit: A Study of the GirlsTalk! Micro-Credit Pilot Program in Ukewere, Tanzania

Client: International Organization for Adolescents
Faculty: Jody Spiro
Team: Sarah Davie, Kellye McKenzie, Lea Palabrica, Madeline Sahagun, Alyson Sowers, Christine Trump
Year: 2004
International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA) was founded in 1999 with the mission to advance the health and wellbeing of adolescents throughout the world, by providing technical assistance and program development to local partners. The Capstone team developed an evaluation design to measure the process and impact of the GirlsTalks! pilot microcredit program to determine whether the pilot program can serve as a model for other marginalized communities. The evaluation is a quasi-experimental, beforeafter design using both qualitative and quantitative instruments. Additionally, an evaluation implementation manual is incorporated to ensure the greatest validity and reliability during the evaluation implementation scheduled for August 2004.