The impact of entrepreneurship training to rural female entrepreneurs

Ali, Othman A. (2021) The impact of entrepreneurship training to rural female entrepreneurs. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study assessed the impact of entrepreneurship training to women entrepreneurs. The study was guided by the three specific objectives. The first specific objective was to examine the contribution of entrepreneurship trainings to rural female entrepreneurs; the second specific objective was to identify the methods used in delivering entrepreneurship training to rural female entrepreneurs; and the third was to identify barriers that rural female entrepreneurs face in getting entrepreneurship training. The study employed descriptive research design whereby 383 respondents from five (5) Shehias in Mkoani district were involved. Questionnaires and interviews were used to data and analyzed by combining both qualitative and quantitative methods where by qualitative method based on explanations and quantitative method involved the use of calculations percentage and tables. The findings regarding the three specific objectives revealed that the provided training did not help the female entrepreneurs in their entrepreneurship activities. Findings revealed further that most of the trainings to women entrepreneur were theory in nature rather than practical a fact that did not help women living in rural areas. Also, the findings indicated that the entrepreneurship training they received did not enhance the motivation for their participation in those issues, and this is due to the informal and praise mechanisms for the provision of such trainings including the provision of training by wrong persons, through their own personal experiences. Due to findings above, the researcher recommends that the Government and other stakeholders should make sure that entrepreneurship training are provided on practical basis and training programmes in rural areas should be developed. Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Training, Rural, Female.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Khadija Katele
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2023 15:07
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2023 15:07

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