Assessing the Impact of Government Initiatives on Reducing Poverty amongst Women at Professor Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre in Anambra State, Nigeria


Authors : Onugu Charles U.; Anumudu Oluchi O.; Obianefo Chukwujekwu A

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 3 - March

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DOI : 10.38124/IJISRT20MAR205

The study examined the impact of Government Initiatives of reducing poverty amongst women in Anambra state based on a case study of Professor Dora Akunyili Women Development centre. The paper focused on the activities of the centre in championing poverty reduction among women. A wellstructured questionnaire was used to elicit information from randomly selected 112 trainees for the study. Descriptive statistics such as frequency, percentage and mean were used. Percentage difference was equally used to ascertain the difference in poverty status of women before and after the training. The study showed that the trainees had mean income of N50,405.56 and N151,338.89 before and after the training; mean savings before and after the training was N35,741.11 and N48,150.00; mean expenditure on household food was N21,266.67 and N38,111.11 before and after the training; mean expenditure on household health before and after the training was ₦26,000.00 and ₦28,927.78, while mean expenditure on household assets acquisition before and after the training was ₦27,811.11 and ₦55,075.00 respectively. The major challenges faced by the trainees were administrative bottlenecks and bureaucracy in the release of capital funds, late arrival of materials used for the training, among others.

Keywords : Poverty, Savings, Asset Acquisition, Percentage Difference, Entrepreneurial Activities.

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