IJSSE - International Journal of Social Sciences and Entrepreneurship Upcoming Journals: International Journal of Innovation and Management (IJIM), International Journal of Engineering and Architecture (IJEA) & International Journal of Science and Agriculture | IJAE, IJEF & IJHRP Call for Papers - Forthcoming Issue (Decemer 2014). Submission deadline: 25th December 2014 |

No images

UserInfo


54.161.66.30
United States United States
Your Time

User Statistics Info
IJSSE is one of the leading International Journals by User Statistics!

Login Form



IJSSE Newsletter Form
Full Names *
E-mail Address: *
Country *
PDF Print E-mail

DEVELOPING RURAL WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS AS A KEY TO POVERTY REDUCTION IN GHANA: THE CASE OF WA MUNICIPALITY

Aliata I. Mumuni

School of Business, Department of Secretaryship and Management Studies, Wa Polytechnic, Wa, Upper West Region.

Baba Insah

School of Business, Department of Secretaryship and Management Studies, Wa Polytechnic, Wa, Upper West Region.


ABSTRACT

Women entrepreneurs play an important role in local economies because many micro-enterprises in developing countries are operated by women. This study therefore sought to examine the effectiveness of steps aimed at developing rural women entrepreneurs and to find out whether women entrepreneurship enhances welfare. Simple random sampling was used to get all elements in the population under study to have equal chance of selection. Questionnaires, interviews and focus group discussions were employed in the data collecting process. The research findings revealed that training and financial support for women owned businesses was inadequate. Further, it was established that women entrepreneurship increases welfare and reduces poverty through improved access to healthcare, quality food and clothing as a result of developing rural entrepreneurs. It is therefore recommended that to foster efforts aimed at reducing poverty, education, skills training and credit-access policies should be targeted at women.


Full Text PDF Format

 
Banner
Publication Disclaimer: The accountability of the article published in IJSSE journals is entirely of the author(s) concerned and not of the publisher/editor. The view expressed in the articles of any IJSSE journal is those of the contributors, and it does not essentially correspond to the views of the publisher/editor. It is responsibility of the authors to seek copyright clearance for any part of the content of the articles. The publisher/editor of IJSSE journals is not liable for errors or any consequences arising from the exercise of information contained in it.
Free counters!
IJSSE - International Journal of Social Sciences and Entrepreneurship | Copyright 2013 | All Rights Reserved  <