Improving the role of rural-based women's groups in rural development: a case study of central aAego location Siaya - district
Rural development is necessary in Third World Countries because the majority of their population are the rural dwellers.The Kenyan Government therefore, has used various strategies since its independence as shown by the national Development Plans, to enhance Rural Development.The current National Development Plan ( 1989/93) District Focus for Rural Development' intends to encourage local initiatives. Women,s Groups form the majority of local initiatives, for women are the majority of the rural dwellers. However, according to various researchers, the Rural - Based Women's Groups a re faced with many problems,thus,they are ineffective.This thesis tries t.o look into the ways through Which the activities 0f the . Rural based women group's could be improved.in this respect t a sample has been taken from the Rural Based Women's Groups of the Central Alego Location. 'This Location has many female headed house holds and is affected with malnutrition.