Factors Inducing Poverty to Women Living in Kigoma Rural District, Kigoma Region Tanzania

Rusomyo, Bernard Bartazar (2014) Factors Inducing Poverty to Women Living in Kigoma Rural District, Kigoma Region Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The state of poverty among women, especially women of rural regions is alarming. The study was concerned with investigation of the factors inducing poverty to women living in Kigoma rural district. The study was objectively to identify types of poverty, causes of poverty, and indicators of poverty and the effects of poverty among women in the area. Correspondingly, interviews, observation and questionnaires were used to collect data. More importantly, a randomly and purposively selected sample of fifty respondents was drawn. The study revealed that most of women lack capital, low income and lack of food reserves. Also there are a sizeable number of women whose income as casual laborers is just from hand to mouth and they never know what tomorrow will bring them. The most cause of poverty among women in KRD is low level of education and lack of capital as well as its management if little is solicited. The study identified both income and non – income types of poverty to be high. The study revealed that poverty causes illiteracy to most women where disease and hunger are also highly ranked as caused by poverty. It is recommended to strengthening through regular and focused training on professional skills so as to exercise freedom, invest adequate financial and human resources towards improved socio-economic determinants of children’s health and well-being; training on proper farming methods should be strengthened; to encourage and support the development of effective businesses which make good use of natural resources and talents to create wealth and jobs hence to improve extensive programs related to poverty eradication and access to quality education.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:06
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:06
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/790

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