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dc.contributor.authorMutua, Janet
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-30T11:38:27Z
dc.date.available2022-06-30T11:38:27Z
dc.date.issued2021-10
dc.identifier.urirepository.mua.ac.ke/handle/67.2020.89/2970
dc.description.abstractDespite the ever-increasing number of NGOs in Makueni County aimed at socio-economic empowerment of women, gender inequalities are persistent and poverty levels are high. According to Kenya Demographic and Health survey (KDHS, 2019) by Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) the level of poverty in Makueni County is estimated to be 34.8%. This is evident by low participation of women in decision making process, control over ownership and access of resources and wealth, increased poverty levels, increased cases of gender-based violence. This has necessitated the need to establish the role of NGOs in women empowerment in Makueni County. The specific objectives of the study are to establish the role of NGOs in financial inclusion of women, the creation of awareness on property rights for women, role of NGOs in income generating activities for women and finally the role NGOs play in the resource accessibility for women. The anchor theory for this study is the Women Empowerment Framework by Sara Longwe and the other theories used in the study include Kabeers 3-dimensional model; the public goods theory of financial inclusion. The study population was 60 women groups in Kalawa ward, Makueni County who have benefited from the NGOs programs. The total number of respondents were 1254 and a sample size of 294 was used. Data collection was done by use of questionnaire and focus group discussions which entailed interviewing members of the women groups. Data analysis was done using SPSS and R programming software. The study adopted the descriptive, correlation and regression analysis. Qualitative data was coded into the specific objectives, and analysis was done through content analysis. Inferential statistics was used to test variable relationships while multiple linear regression analysis was used to explain the correlation between the variables. F-test ANOVA and t-test was used for these tests. Data is presented and visualized using charts and tables. The findings of the study are that financial inclusion, awareness creation on the right to own resources and property, income generating activities and resource availability influence women empowerment. The focus group discussions highlighted that the NGOs are doing very little in regards to awareness creation on the right of ownership of resources and property. The resources availability is another major challenge and the NGOs have done very little about this. Women cited that discrimination, being left out of development agenda, illiteracy and patriarchal nature of the society as the major challenge. The study recommendations are that NGOs, National and County Governments to provide linkage to markets for the products from the income generating activities by women groups. Both Government and NGOs should develop frameworks to engage women in development agenda.en_US
dc.titleROLE OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS ON WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IN MAKUENI COUNTY. A CASE STUDY OF WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROJECTS IN KALAWA WARD.en_US


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