Women Guarantee Fund as Strategy For Poverty Reduction A Case study Of National Women’s Council In Kayonza District.

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Kampala International University ,College of Economics and management
This report is a result of an academic research entitled the role of Women Guarantee Fund as a strategy for poverty reduction a case study National Women Council in Kayonza district. The objectives of the study were to identify the ways in which women are financed to overcome poverty, to find out the contribution of Women Guarantee fund offered to the socio-economic welfare of beneficiaries and to find out the limitations faced by the beneficiaries in accessing the credit. To test hypothesis, purposive sampling was used to sample the population of the study. Instruments used to collect primary data included the questionnaire and interview guide while tables were used in presentation and analysis of data. It was discovered that Women Guarantee is not known to women. The researcher found out that the fund contributed a lot the improvement of socio-economic conditions of the beneficiaries because they afforded education, employment, medical insurance, food security, improvement of living standards and empowerment. The limitations faced by the beneficiaries include among others collateral securities, high interest rates, low or no savings, low skill of business management, illiteracy and many others. The researcher recommended among others to train and sensitize women on Women Guarantee Fund so as to make it known beneficiaries and recommended to the government to review interest rates and collateral policy to ease the poor women so as to access the loan credit
A Thesis Presented to The School Of Postgraduate Studies And Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda A Research Thesis Submitted To The School Of Post Graduate Studies In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirements For The Award Of A Degree of Masters In Business Administration Of Kampala International University.
Women Fund, Poverty Reduction, National Women’s Council