Women Livelihood Improvement through Small Scale Pottery Production at Kiembesamaki Zanzibar

Haji, Jabu Sharif (2016) Women Livelihood Improvement through Small Scale Pottery Production at Kiembesamaki Zanzibar. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This piece of work focused on women lack access to financial resources to run their businesses, poor marketing system and lack of appropriate knowledge on pottery processing skills. In Kiembesamaki village various methodologies and methods were used in this work. The details of information revealed through individual interviews, observation focus group discussion, Questionnaire, documentary review which are skillfully collected, analyzed and presented. Random sampling technique used in selecting respondents in order to ensure the availability of correct data. In Kiembesamaki District pottery production is among the potential enterprises accommodate most famers and small scale producers it is one of the potential and reasonably sub sector s which can generate income for the poor household. That potential notwithstanding, the sub sector is facing several production constraints that have limited its potentials for contributing to poverty reduction. The findings show that women at Kiembesamaki lack access to financial resources due to lack of knowledge, support from the government, difficulties of conditions of the financial institutions particularly banks and lack of collateral. Despite the mentioned constraints of pottery it is found that majority of women at Kiembesamaki Zanzibar, entrepreneurial skills required for producing pots and pottery production a reliable source for income generation, through capacity building and supply of improved pottery processing and equipment and develop pottery producers attitude, knowledge and skills for developing the Group as an economic enterprise.

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: 30 Mar 2017 07:44
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 08:38
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1831

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