Improving Livelihoods of Kuvm through a Car Wash Project at Buswelu Centre, Ilemela District

Massunga, Daniel Dwassi (2017) Improving Livelihoods of Kuvm through a Car Wash Project at Buswelu Centre, Ilemela District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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A dissertation on establishment of CAR WASH for Youth income improvement is a result of the needs assessment conducted in Buswelu centre-Ilemela District. Assessment indicated that low income is a core problem of Youths living in urban centre’s including vulnerable Youths and orphan in Buswelu. Participatory methods particularly focus group discussion was used to set project goal and objectives with beneficiaries fully participation. Implementation was conducted following the assessment which indicated what initiatives to undertake to achieve the intended goals. Through survey researcher identified three appropriate strategies namely, the establishment of Car wash, capacity building for Car wash members on micro-enterprise development and to empower project committee on supervision skills and exercise sustainable development activities. Target group were mobilized to contribute {solicit} money for raising fund for establishment of car wash. The response was that 08 youths {Male} and 04 youths {Females} joined the Car wash project named as Kikundi chaUmoja wa vijan maendeleo youth group and it is now continuing with its/Car wash operations clearly. The problem of Vulnerable Youths age including KUVM youth group in Tanzania is not new. It has been in existence since independence. In response to the rapid increase number of the street youth, the government through the Ministry of Youth and Social Welfare, MEVT and NGOs has been implementing different measures, including provision of moral and material support like small loans and places of conducting their small business, establishment of Youth centres and formulation of different policies for Youth rights protection aiming at solve the problem.

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: 12 Oct 2018 05:26
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 05:26

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