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.