Factors affecting the management of women income generating projects in Kikuyu division of Kiambu district
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The study sought to find out the factors affecting the management of women income generating projects. Literacy in general was reviewed in relationship to the success or failure of women income generating projects. The study was carried out using the ex-post facto design of study. The study targeted 100 women groups in the division. A sample of 86 women leaders were selected out of whom 50 answered the questionnaire correctly.The study established that women group leaders have very limited training in management skills, accounting and bookkeeping techniques. This limited the women’s access to credit facilities from banks and other financial institutions. The level of education was also a major factor because most of the women had upto Ordinary level of education. Majority of the members had either attained primary level of education or had no education at all. Poor planning, interference from the politicians and other interested parties affected the success of the projects. The groups are also not independent because they are funded by different organizations and individuals who have vested interests. The study recommended that women should be encouraged to join adult literacy programs so that they can acquire knowledge to help them run their projects properly.