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Factors affecting growth and expansion of women's microenterprises : the case of Rosella Women group in Dodoma Municipality

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dc.contributor.advisor Mutasa, Felician en_US
dc.contributor.author Mushi, Constantine Josephat en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-16T20:14:38Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-16T20:14:38Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10474/540
dc.description.abstract The project on factors affecting growth and expansion of women micro-enterprises involved Rosella Women Group based in Dodoma town. The group is engaged in the cultivation of rosella flowers, drying and processing the flower into juice and jam for sell. The main objective of the project was to find out why the group's enterprise was not growing and expanding since it was started 9 years ago and then recommend appropriate measures to facilitate growth and expansion of the women's enterprise which was necessary to improve their livelihood. The research findings revealed that the group was unable to expand their enterprise due to the following problems and constraints: (i) Lack of capital; (ii) Lack of appropriate technology for rosella flower drying and wine processing; (iii) Inability to access financial support and markets outside Dodoma Region; (iv) Inadequate land for increased production of raw material; and (v) Lack of business skills. This situation had a negative impact on the incomes of the group which remained low throughout the project life. It was also found that the group could not access financial support from potential donors because it was not registered as an NGO. This being the case, it was recommended to assist the group to register itself as an NGO and write a proposal for funding to be submitted to potential donors. The financial assistance to the group would be used to secure solar drier machines, wine processing plant and for training of the group members on business development skills. The total financial assistance required is Tshs 30,500,000/= (US $ 23,462). (Author abstract) en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.language.iso sw en_US
dc.publisher Southern New Hampshire University en_US
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dc.rights Author retains all ownership rights. Further reproduction in violation of copyright is prohibited en_US
dc.source Original format: Bound CED Project Report, Shapiro Library, Southern New Hampshire University en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Southern New Hampshire University -- Theses (Community Economic Development) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Open University of Tanzania -- Theses (Community Economic Development) en_US
dc.subject.other women owned businesses en_US
dc.subject.other microenterprise en_US
dc.subject.other micro lending en_US
dc.subject.other entrepreneurship en_US
dc.subject.other Dodoma Rural District (TZ) en_US
dc.subject.other Dodoma Region (TZ) en_US
dc.subject.other Tanzania en_US
dc.title Factors affecting growth and expansion of women's microenterprises : the case of Rosella Women group in Dodoma Municipality en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Mushi, C. J. (2007). Factors affecting growth and expansion of women's microenterprises: the case of Rosella Women group in Dodoma Municipality. Retrieved from http://academicarchive.snhu.edu en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science (M.S.) en_US
dc.description.school School of Community Economic Development en_US
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