Deprivation of Access to Financial Capital Through Rural Organizations and Its Contribution to Multidimensional Poverty in Nyakagabagaba, South-western Uganda

Charlotte Arinaitwe, Xiaoyun Li


Financial capital refers to the financial resources that people use to achieve their livelihoods. This article presents an explanation of rural organisations as a strategy for accessing financial capital needed by rural dwellers to improve their livelihood. A study done in Nyakagabaga affirms that rural organisations play an important role in enabling members access financial capital needed to make use of other livelihood assets. Analysis of deprivation in livelihood capital components predicting influence of rural organisations in access to financial capital aids the discussion of income strategy employed upon access to the resource pool. Whereas majority of those deprived in human, physical and natural capital components are more likely to consider rural organisations not influential in access to financial capital needed to meet their livelihood needs, those deprived in social capital are less likely to consider rural organisations not influential in access to financial capital. All in all, it is concluded that rural organisation enhance access to financial capital deprivation of which contributes to multidimensional poverty.

Keywords: Financial capital, rural organisations, cooperatives, associations, multidimensional poverty

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