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Utilization of household and community resources for enterprise development among women of Lower Umfolozi

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dc.contributor.advisor Gumbi, T.A.P.
dc.contributor.advisor Kiamba, J.M.
dc.contributor.author Mbhele, Samukelisiwe Yvonne
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-09T07:40:22Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-09T07:40:22Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.other 270287
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1302
dc.description Submitted to Faculty of Arts in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Community Work in the Department of Social Work at the University of Zululand, South Africa, 2002. en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of this research was to examine the problems related to the utilisation of household and community resources for enterprise development at Lower Umfolozi, and to assess the extent to which women that are involved in income-generating projects utilise community resources. It was found that community resources used by projects in the Lower Umfolozi produce a surplus that can generate income. It was noted that while women involved in income-generating projects are interested in generating income they experience many problems, the most fundamental being lack of capital and access to land. Since the land used for generating income is small and fragmented, under the control of Inkosi, landholders do not have a choice of size of land. The low literacy rate among women in enterprise development organisations has not only contributed to their low income but has also led to the development of negative attitudes towards income-generating projects. The combined effect of all the problems cited above has resulted in low standards in enterprise development organisations in the Lower Umfolozi region. It is argued that the availability of community resources to these projects can increase production, alleviate poverty and can create job opportunities for all. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Research Fund en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject Women, Black--South Africa--Lower Umfolozi--Economic conditions en_US
dc.subject Women, Black--South Africa--Lower Umfolozi--Social conditions en_US
dc.subject Small business--South Africa--Lower Umfolozi en_US
dc.title Utilization of household and community resources for enterprise development among women of Lower Umfolozi en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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