Reduction Of HIV/AIDS Impacts Through PLHIV Clubs’ Income Generating Projects: The case of Upendo Club People living with HIV in Mungonya Ward, Kigoma District Council

Ntiboneka, Alex (2015) Reduction Of HIV/AIDS Impacts Through PLHIV Clubs’ Income Generating Projects: The case of Upendo Club People living with HIV in Mungonya Ward, Kigoma District Council. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The objective of this project is to reduce HIV/AIDS impacts through scaling up of PLHIV club’s soap production projects, so that they may be able to meet their basic needs especially nutritional food, incurring transportation cost to CTCs, health services and taking care of their children in Kigoma District Council. The study aims at improving production tools by purchasing the iron box, thermometer and iron table for modern soap production, increasing production from 110 bars of soap 2014 to 1000 bars of soap, training on products sale and marketing and advertising project products through exhibitions. The tools used are Questionnaire, FGDs checklist, key informants guide and pair wise ranking where as the methods used in data collection were interviews, group discussion, participants observation. The assessment in the community was conducted using participatory appraisal, that enables members of PLHIV clubs identify the need of their priority and ways of attaining that identified need. The study revealed four needs, and during needs leveling, it was found that, first, second and third needs can be solved by implementing one project of scaling up of the ongoing projects which will have the elements of market strategizing, assets improvements and free labour offering by the group members. The project was implemented by purchasing the standard box and thermometer, doubling production, training on sales and marketing and participated in various exhibitions. The findings shows that PLHIV clubs’ IGP can rescue communities from new HIV infection that increase the national budget on ARV/ART purchasing, HIV related deaths that increase the MVCs/OVCs burden to the nation and stigma and discrimination against PLHIV that hampers them from contributing to GDP.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:59
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:59
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1124

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