Effectiveness of PADI Organization in Alleviating Poverty of Elderly.

Tembo, Maria A. (2021) Effectiveness of PADI Organization in Alleviating Poverty of Elderly. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study assessed the effectiveness of PADI on poverty alleviation to the older people in Songea Municipal Council (MC). The study objective was to assess how project implemented by PADI affected livelihood of the elderly in Songea MC. The study used mixed approaches, which includes quantitative and qualitative methods, whereby interviews and questionnaires were used to collect data. The study used a sample of fifty-three (53) participants. Whereby fifty (50) elderly (both men and women) were selected through stratified random sampling and three (3) staffs (two PADI staffs and one Community Development Officer) were selected through purposive sampling. Analysis of data was through SPSS and Ms Excel. The research revealed that projects implemented by PADI organisation are effective in the reduction of poverty to older people. These have been concluded after assessing the impact of PADI project toward the reduction of poverty by looking at or comparing the situation of older people before and after PADI projects implementation. Despite the project being successful, the researcher observes that older people still have some challenges including health and care services and demand for empowerment loans from Local Government. The study has recommended that Local Government should establish a specific budget (10%) of its source for older people as it is for group of women, youth and disabled. Moreover, the government should establish a special pension to address the poverty of the elderly. Key words: Poverty, Old Age Poverty, Poverty Alleviation, PADI Projects

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 320 Political science
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Depositing User: Khadija Katele
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2023 16:13
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2023 07:00
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/3358

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