Income Promotion among People Living With Hiv/Aids: A Case Of Kamachumu In Muleba District

Misigalo, Joseph Dawson (2011) Income Promotion among People Living With Hiv/Aids: A Case Of Kamachumu In Muleba District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This report basically is product based on community needs assessment exercise conducted at Kamachumu ward in order to identify the assets of the community and to determine potential concerns that the area faces. Kamachumu ward, in Muleba district, Tanzania was the area chosen for research by paying attention to PLWHA in the community. The research approach used for the study involved exploratory, descriptive and observational techniques. In order to meet research requirements and criteria, a designed and developed research instruments including questionnaire development, interview schedules, selection of sample survey was arranged for data collection. The research findings from the study have noted that, despite the efforts that had been taken by the government and other stakeholders to support people living with HIV/AIDS in the community still most of them live uncertainty life as a result of unreliable income flows to most of the poor households. This situation has been evidenced by the study on family and individuals ability to meet various expenses on their normal life particularly on the aspects of health, food, clothes, and education expenses etc. In order that improvement is attained, income promotion to PLWHA through goats rearing was designed and carried out to poor families of PLWHA in Kamachumu ward. To start with, thirty individuals were organized into groups in three villages of Bulamula, Bushagara, and Irogero ready to rear small ruminants (goats) that would be good sources of income and again animal droppings for soil improvement for better intercropping of different crops. Through monitoring and evaluation of the project has shown the good results for improving income to poor families in most of the communities.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2012 08:11
Last Modified: 24 May 2017 13:20

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