Assessment of NGOs on eradication of poverty and promotion of sustainable living in rural areas( Care International Uganda)
MetadataShow full item record
Non-Governmental Organizations are an important engine of development; therefore this study aims at determining the effect of NGOS in eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable living among communities using a cases study of Hoima district. The main objective of the study is to find out the impact of NGOS in eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable living among communities using a cases study of Hoima district. The study used a descriptive survey design, since its dealing more with defined description of the facts and characteristics of the population at study (Mugenda, 2003). The survey design is preferred because it allowed the researcher get detailed information. The majority of respondents that were interviewed female (54%), aged 20-40 years 68 percent. Majority of the respondents had gone through primary education (46%). Majority of them had benefited from the programs provided by care international (94%). The majority of respondent's majority of the respondents emphasized that the programs they benefit from are education programs accounting for 50 percent of the response followed by environmental programs (30% ). At the second level analysis at the second level, chi square tests were used to establish the relationship between dependent and independent variables, a highly significant relationship was found to exist between in eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable living among communities with respondent's age and those that benefited from the program. The study showed the assessment of the effects in reducing poverty through sustainable programs by NGO, the NGO has tackled it dynamically, strategically and comprehensively. This is because poverty is a multidimensional phenomenon that needs a multidimensional approach .. The study suggests that areas of further study should focus on not only rural areas but urban areas since poverty and poor standards of living are also evidenced in most urban areas in Uganda. These areas are mainly slums and over populated areas in urban areas, therefore further study should in the aspect of poverty eradication in communities how not only NGOs but also government can step in to create more sustainable ways or improve the already existing ones. There is also a need to look at other categories of needy people in the communities such as the elderly, widows and disabled persons, rather than placing emphasis on one category.