The Role of Microfinance on Women Empowerment:A Case Study of Pride (T), And Women Food Vendors in Kariakoo, Ilala District, Dar Es Salaam Region, United Republic Of Tanzania

Gogadi, Blandina Selle (2011) The Role of Microfinance on Women Empowerment:A Case Study of Pride (T), And Women Food Vendors in Kariakoo, Ilala District, Dar Es Salaam Region, United Republic Of Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The main objective of the study was to evaluate whether access to microfinance leads to women empowerment by focusing on PRIDE as a case study. Specifically, the study aimed to investigate services offered by PRIDE in empowering women, assess the impact of services offered by PRIDE on women empowerment and identify the factors hindering PRIDE in empowering women economically The methodology used to conduct this study was descriptive in nature and the researcher used primary data collection tools such as questionnaires, interviews and observation. The researcher also used secondary data collection tool which was documentation. The study involved 100 respondents who were selected among members of staff and customers of PRIDE (T), in Kariakoo, Ilala district Dar es Salaam. From the findings of the study, the researcher concludes that services offered by PRIDE (T) help to empower women economically by leading to high level of entrepreneurship skills, contribute to reduction of poverty, leading to job creation and helping them to improve their standard of living. The researcher recommends that PRIDE (T) should start offering credit management training to women, and in particular to women food vendors in order to help them to repay loans in time, and thus help to empower women economically. Also, the government should support MFIs which deal with Women because in doing so, MFIs such as PRIDE (T) will be in a better position to empower more women economically.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2012 08:39
Last Modified: 24 May 2017 09:28
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/303

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