Promoting Women Income Generating Activities for Sustainable Life: The Case Study of Wakasa Women Economic Group in Karanga Ward Moshi Municipality Tanzania

Sabuni, Theresia Nicholaus (2011) Promoting Women Income Generating Activities for Sustainable Life: The Case Study of Wakasa Women Economic Group in Karanga Ward Moshi Municipality Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

WAKASA women’s group in Karanga Ward of Katanini Village, Moshi, Tanzania, was identified by a key informant who lives in that community and is well-known to the author. WAKASA has two subgroups, the research focused on WAKASA B, a group with 28 active members, 26 of whom were involved in the needs assessment. Strengths of the group included: willingness to be part of the group, to work towards common goals, to speak out about problems and readiness to change. Challenges of the group included: individual projects overriding group projects, poverty, alcoholism, lack of skills to manage and plan a way forward. Interventions of the author/researcher included: to obtain consent to do research, to administer a needs assessment, to share the findings, to assess management skills in the group, to facilitate the group registration as a NGO, to facilitate revision of the constitution and to plan group projects and support coordination with Danish partners. Results from the research/intervention include: establishment of a revolving loan fund, registration as a NGO, focus on the opening of a nursery school in Katanini Village, improved management skills, a common goal for the group and a more formal relationship with the new Danish group WAKASA Denmark. Long-term goals will include an evaluation of the success of the revolving fund, the opening of a nursery school, and participation of the members on future group projects.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2012 10:01
Last Modified: 24 May 2017 10:49
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/277

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