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The impact of income generating project on women at Utrecht

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dc.contributor.advisor Ntombela, N.H.
dc.contributor.author Nkosi, Zola Elaine
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-20T14:03:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-20T14:03:51Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/630
dc.description Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters in Community work at the University of Zululand in the Department of Social Work, 2010. en_US
dc.description.abstract The advent of the democratic transformation in South Africa during 1994, brought with it high hope that income , poverty and inequity would soon be significantly reduced from the high levels that existed during the Apartheid era. Though the development approach was adopted by the Department of Social Development in 1997, it has, however, not yet achieved its purpose. The poverty alleviation programme came as a ubstitut4 of maintenance grants. The grants were phased out in the period of three years whilst the Department of Social Development ws introducing the new approach of funding community projects. The study is about the impact of income generating projects by women in Utrecht area. The study was conducted on poverty alleviation projects funded by the Department of Social Development. An evaluative research method was followed in wwhich data was gathered through semi-structured interviews. A sample of twenty projects was drawn and respondents were interviewed where two were from each project. Related literature has been reviewed that focuses on poverty alleviation and income generating projects. .Various recommendations have been made on the findings of the study. The findings of the study indicated the need for training project members in capacity building. Project members also need to be motivated in one way or another so that they can develop a sense of ownership and work hard for the success of their own projects. Progress in poverty alleviation has been very slow and uneven. Community projects have failed poverty-stricken communities to improve their socio-economic standards. The research findings indicated clearly that the strategies and policies were not effective enough in achieving the desired goals of poverty alleviation. It has been noted that what actually made programmes for poverty alleviation to be disabled ea its implementation in the community. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Poverty and inequity en_US
dc.subject Poverty alleviation programmes en_US
dc.subject Income generating projects en_US
dc.subject Women projects en_US
dc.title The impact of income generating project on women at Utrecht en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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