The Role of Women Empowerment on Reducing Poverty: Cross Sectional Data



This study examined the role of women empowerment on reducing poverty of Bonga Town of south west region which is the capital city of Kafa Zone and 449 km from Addis Ababa. The general objective of the study is to assess the role of women empowerment on reducing poverty of Bonga Town. The specific objective of the study is identifying the role of women empowerment on economic activity. The Cross-sectional data were collected. The data were analyzed by using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS).The data for this study have been collected from both primary and secondary sources. To analysis this data descriptive statistics like: percentage, table and graph have been used. Finally from the analysis of the study the researcher come up with different findings. First at household level women empowerment on reducing poverty has positive role in increasing household income, nutritional status of family and access to education. There is also direct contribution to the economy by promoting growth, reducing poverty helping future generation and promoting efficiency and sustainable development. As a result government must expend source of credit and saving institutions with enough capital which enables them to run a new and big business which enhance and empower women’s in different income generating activities.

Keywords: Women Empowerment, Economic activity, and Poverty reducing

DOI: 10.7176/DCS/10-6-06

Publication date:June 30th 2020

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