In this essay, I examine Egyptian women’s survival tactics to counter the dominant capitalist public sphere. This analysis is based on data from qualitative interviews I conducted with three Egyptian female microclients. I chose phone interviews as an appropriate method for my study, as I was able to hear firsthand from these women about their individual experiences with microloans. These women discussed in detail the dire economic conditions of their individual families. They also explained how they were introduced to microloans, how they applied for loans, the size of their loans, and the overall impact of these loans on their lives and their families’ wellbeing. Additional sources that I relied on in this study included newspaper articles and microlending research, where Egyptian female loan clients were quoted.
"Resilience, Mêtis and Survival: How Egyptian Women Outsmart the Ills of Global Capitalism,"
Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women's & Gender Studies: Vol. 10:
1, Article 9.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cortland.edu/wagadu/vol10/iss1/9