Effectiveness of Vicoba in Poverty Eradication in Kinondoni District: A Case Study of Mwananyamala Ward

Kawiche, Msami (2019) Effectiveness of Vicoba in Poverty Eradication in Kinondoni District: A Case Study of Mwananyamala Ward. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study examines the roles of Vicoba activities on poverty reduction in Mwananyamara Ward in Kinondoni District. The objectives were to identify the effectiveness of Vicoba activities towards poverty reduction, to examine challenges facing Vicoba activities towards poverty reduction, to determine factors hinder successfulness of Vicoba in poverty reduction, to prove the suggested solutions to improve Vicoba activities and poverty reduction strategies. The study used descriptive research design, and both quantitative and qualitative methods were employed in data collection and analysis. The study sampled 77 respondents which included Vicoba members and leaders in Mwananyamara Wards. Questionnaires, documentary review and interview methods for data collection were employed by the researcher during the study, and the findings were analyzed by using statisticalpackage for social science. The findings also reveal that 51.9% of respondents benefited by soft loan as strategy to reduce poverty in the community, Vicoba member benefit from group by paying school fees and other school related expenses and most of the VOCABA groups are informal. The findings further reveal that there is the relationship between Poverty reduction and the VICOBA groups. The study indicate however that VICOBA groups face different challenges including lack of Management skills, lack of awareness scored, shortage of financial resources, conflicts among group members, and lack of cooperation among members and lack of financial management skills. The findings reveal that such challenges can be eliminated through the provision of entrepreneurship skills, Financial support, Loan security support from the government, individual awareness which are also the recommendation of this study for effectiveness of VICOBA in poverty reduction.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2021 08:21
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 08:21
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/3002

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