Influenceof Cash Transfer Program on Socio-economic Status of Beneficiaries in Kenya: a Case of Persons Living With Disabilities in Kitui Central Sub-county in Kitui County
The purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of cash transfer intervention program on social-economic status of beneficiaries. The study used Kitui Central Sub-County as a case. The study aimed at achieving the following specific objectives. To identify the influence that cash transfer makes to the persons who have severe disabilities in Kitui Central Sub-County. Progressive investment has been made here in Kenya by the government in social protection for the disabled persons. The purpose of this study is to establish the influence of cash transfer program on the social-economic wellbeing of beneficiaries’ households in Kitui Central in Kitui County. To establish how enhancement of cash transfer program influences social economic status of disabled persons. To examine how family relations influences the use of cash transfer program in kitui central sub-county in Kitui county. To establish measures that need to be undertaken to enhance cash transfer program for improvement of social-economic wellbeing of people living with disabilities in Kitui Central Sub County. In Chapter two the study undertook to review and critique literature related to the study. The key themes upon which the review of literature was based on were evolution of cash of cash transfer as instruments of social protection and the types of cash transfer programme that were available. The other theme of literature review was the use of cash transfer money by the beneficiaries, Social impact as displayed on the family relations, on health, and the influence of cash transfer on the economic production of the beneficiaries. Research Methodology is a breakdown of how the research was carried out. It included research design, the research area, and target population, sample size, sampling techniques and data collection techniques and procedures. This study will employ a descriptive survey research design. This is because descriptive research designs are commonly used when examining social issues that exist in communities. Descriptive studies, because of their exploratory nature to be easier and simpler to conduct, yet quite important for providing foundation upon which correlation and experimental studies emerge. (Mugenda, 2008) In employing the design, the research will seek to examine the influence of PWD-CT on socio-economic status of the beneficiaries. Data design represented the data of statistical analysis of the data, their interpretation and discussion. Two sections were used to report the results. Demographic characteristics of the respondents who participated in the were reported in the first section while findings with respect to the variables in the objectives of the study were represented in the second section. Chapter five gave a preview of the findings, conclusion and recommendations that the researcher had found in the entire research project. It also gave suggestion that the researcher gave concerning the project. The study found out that the beneficiaries of cash transfer were not benefitting wholly from the amount given since it wasn’t sufficient to cater for all their needs. Again not all the disabled persons who qualified for cash transfer were included in the program. The project also recommended that the amount of cash transfer given should be increased in order to cater for all the needs of the disabled persons and again all the disabled persons should be included in the program.
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