Improving Livelihood of Elders Through Salt Extraction Project in Mchinga 1 Village in Lindi District

Makwita, Aidan Peter (2017) Improving Livelihood of Elders Through Salt Extraction Project in Mchinga 1 Village in Lindi District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Community Needs Assessment was conducted in Mchinga 1 village early in 2017. During the needs assessment exercise, methodologies such as research design, sample design, data collection methods and tools, data analysis and interpretation processes were used to generate necessary inputs needed for the study. Findings from the community needs assessment came up with five general needs which required community interventions and natural resources and income generating activity were the leading needs. Furthermore, levelling of needs was conducted and come up with critical community needs in which salt extraction business was finally identified as the most feasible income generating business for improving the livelihoods of the elders. Four objectives for the project were identified to be implemented so as to replicate livelihood of the elders including; Identifying fifteen direct project beneficiaries’ members group for salt extracting business, excavate three sea water catchments to generate salt concentrations, conduct three days’ entrepreneurial skills to fifteen direct project beneficiaries ‘and form one managerial structure of the fifteen direct project beneficiaries’ and communicate roles and responsibilities of each members group and plan for benefit sharing. The study realizes that the communities can best use of their local land and forest resources as sustainable sources of income if there is good planning and implementation in a means that poverty is eradicated. Therefore, the study recommends that deliberate efforts should be taken in involving all stakeholders in implementing of community economic development projects to ensure sustainability and reduced poverty that is threatening the nation.

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 Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2018 06:55
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2018 06:55

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