Promoting Business Interventions for Growth of Household Income in the TWAWEZA Group

Maganga, Victoria Clement (2013) Promoting Business Interventions for Growth of Household Income in the TWAWEZA Group. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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A participatory assessment that was done in Bunju A ward in Kinondoni Municipal had shown that one of the major needs of the community was being able to undertake viable Micro and Small Enterprise (MSE) as Income Generating Activities (IGA) because of inadequate entrepreneurship skill, loam management and capital accrue. A project was thus design to capacitate the community in skills and knowledge of doing economic business, loan management and capital accumulation. An existing CBO called TWAWEZA was picked up as a role model for the community. The objective being to develop the capacity of this CBO members to be able to undertake and manage their SME profitably and become trainers of members from other groups in Bunju A. Thirty members of the TWAWEZA group was trained by Community Based Trainers from Human Advancement and Creativity House (HACH) which is a capacity building organization on entrepreneurship skills in the Municipal. Following the training monitoring and evaluation was carries out to evaluate the practicing of the skills and training of other group members. Emphasis was on record keeping, loan management and market strategies being used and if at all these has contributed in increased income. With the HACH initiatives to fund raising, TWAWEZA group managed to collect 625,000.00 Tsh. (HACH 400,000/= and Municipal and other donors 425,000/=). Evaluation has also shown that TOT from TWAWEZA had organized and trained 12 people from other groups within the ward. It was recommended that TWAWZA to continue to train community members under the HACH supervision even outside the ward

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: 14 Jan 2016 12:11
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2018 14:50

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