Capacity Building in Entrepreneurship for Women Living with HIV in Nyamagana Municipality: A Case Study of Sauti ya Kuinua Wanawake (SUKWA)

Mwombeki , Charles (2014) Capacity Building in Entrepreneurship for Women Living with HIV in Nyamagana Municipality: A Case Study of Sauti ya Kuinua Wanawake (SUKWA). Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The community which was the subject of the current dissertation consists of women living with HIV in Nyamagana Municipality in Mwanza City who are also involved in Home Based Care. They finance their families as well as their activities in the Health Care Sector through a variety of small scale enterprises. The CNA was conducted between 22.02.2013 to 20.05.2013 in Nyamagana Municipality. The sample was obtained through purposive sampling, dimensional sampling and simple random sampling. Semi structured questionnaires were used together with FGDs and in depth interviews with relevant stakeholders. The researcher also used observation as a data gathering method. The CNA established the fact that women were in need of training in business skills, marketing skills and they also needed to expand their capital. Despite having attended various trainings both individually and in groups the women failed to make their businesses profitable. Referring to the principles of Paulo Freire and Julius Nyerere the researcher developed a training concept based on self-reliance and the respect for the knowledge of the participants. The project participants were trained in accordance with this new concept. The training was based on the experiences of the women in their own businesses and theoretical training was alternated with practical implementation periods whereby the women implemented what they had learned under the supervision of their trainer and their peers. All women managed to improve their business records, expand their markets and increase their capital during the project in a sustainable manner. The project has shown that a new way of training is needed that takes the daily experiences of the participants into account and allows for a direct implementation of the acquired skills in the existing business environment of the respective participants.

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 V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2015 11:27
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2015 11:27
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/641

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