Capacity Building in Income Generating Activities among Old Aged Social Groups in Ngarenaro Ward, Arusha

Njau, Ester (2013) Capacity Building in Income Generating Activities among Old Aged Social Groups in Ngarenaro Ward, Arusha. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This project was initiated as a result of participatory community assessment conducted in the areas of Community, Economic, Environmental and Health Spheres. Through ranking exercise community members identified Income Generating Activities for the elderly as priority number one to be solved. The overall goal of the project was to empower the aged people in the location of this study, engage in economic activities to enable them reduce their escalating poverty bias as well as improving on their standards of living. The methodologies used in data collection were surveys and observation and the research instruments included, Focus Group Discussion, Interviews, Semi-structured interviews, and Transect observations. The Needs Assessment Survey conducted in this community revealed that, many aged people are jobless and normally punctuate themselves in corners famously known as “vijiwe” and “camps” majority of them engage in irresponsible drinking of local brews and other social ills. The implementation of this project managed to strengthen MWANGA group members through community sensitization, training of group members in various intensive vocational skills and expanded market for selling traditional handmade items. The efforts shown by MWANGA group members need to be strengthened and sustained by the community leaders, Ngarenaro Ward Executive Officer, Arusha District and other Elderly development partners for the project to attain financial, institutional and political sustainability.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2016 06:15
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 06:15

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