Capacitating Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Tumbi. Ward through Training on Income Generating Activities and Financing

Cheru , Siwema M. (2013) Capacitating Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Tumbi. Ward through Training on Income Generating Activities and Financing. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This report present project carried out to assess the needs of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (WLHA) in Tumbi ward – Kibaha Town Council. The objective was to assess the WLHA community and identify their strengths and resources available to meet their needs. To achieve this, objective the project employed participatory assessment methodology. This enabled identification and prioritization and ranking of 7 needs of the WLHA. Need for capital was ranked first followed by business premises and entrepreneurship skills. A project was then developed with a goal of improving life standard of WLHA in the ward through social economic empowerment. Implementation of the project was planned to train 40 members of the WLHA network in Kibaha known as MAWAKI on entrepreneurship, project management, and nutrition. Despite of the limited resources, all 40 members were trained and 20 were given 400,000/= each as seed money to start Income generating Activity (IGA). This has helped them to copy the skills into real life. Kibaha Town Council supported the project by providing 2,000,000.00 Tshs as a capital to the MAWAKI members. All of the MAWAKI members had managed to undertake economically feasible IGA such as investing in agriculture and started poultry projects on individual basis. Evaluation of the project has shown appreciable achievements including the increase in IGA that were conducted by. Further to this, nutritional status and altitudes of MAWAKI towards livelihood had increased and all were enthusiastic in having IGAs.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2015 11:29
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2018 13:24

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