MOBILIZING WOMEN TO FORM INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITIES: A CASE STUDY OF BEEKEEPING PROJECT IN URKEESWA VILLAGE AT MONDULI DISTRICT

Ulomi , Elibariki Martin (2011) MOBILIZING WOMEN TO FORM INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITIES: A CASE STUDY OF BEEKEEPING PROJECT IN URKEESWA VILLAGE AT MONDULI DISTRICT. Masters thesis, Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Large percent of Monduli habitats are the Maasai. This is a purely patrilineal tribe which hold tightly their culture and way of life. Knowing the fact that Maasai culture is in part discriminating women rights, hinder them on access to information, and the likes; The Ministry of Community development Gender and children open Information Windows where women can access and deliver information. Such information including women rights, entrepreneurship, health issues and legal aids concerning gender based violence, marriage issues and the likes. The objective of the study was to organize Maasai women to form and register their groups in order to combine efforts to initiate the beekeeping project as their income generating activity. In order to ensure sustainability of the project, women were provided with skills on entrepreneurship and project management; skills which they lack for running their projects. Women contribution to economic development has to be acknowledged and be supported. Women should be left free to utilize the local resources in order to run development programs. Anything they are doing should be productive, and they should realize profit out of it, for community development. Women empowerment will bring the trickledown effect to the whole community.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 380 Commerce, communications, transport
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2012 06:34
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2013 08:45
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/256

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