Factors influencing community participation in development projects funded by non governmental organizations in awendo consitituency Migori county; Kenya
This study sought to investigate factors influencing community participation in development projects funded by Non-Governmental Organizations in Awendo Constituency Migori County Kenya. The study was justified by the presence of a lot of development projects being initiated and funded by NGO for the purpose of filling the gaps left by the government and for addressing the needs of the local poor, yet conspicuously missing is the full participation of the community. It was guided by the following objectives; to assess the extend to which level of education influence community participation in development projects funded by Non-Governmental Organizations, to determine how gender issues influence community participation in development projects funded by Non-Governmental Organizations, to examine how access to information influence community participation in development projects funded by NonGovernmental Organizations and lastly to establish the extend to which social cultural factors influence community participation in development projects funded by Non-Governmental Organizations in Awendo Constituency. The study employed descriptive survey research design. The target populations were youths, women and men as the direct beneficiaries of the projects. The study used a sample size of 180 respondent selected using simple random sampling technique. Questionnaires served as the main data collection instrument. It was pretested with a small sample comprising of 10% of the sample size (18 respondents) for validity the research instruments were given to the supervisor for expert analysis. Reliability was assessed by critically looking at the consistency of the responses on the pilot questionnaires and making judgement. Test-retest method of reliability was employed whereby the pilot questionnaires was analyzed were administered to the same group within a time span of two weeks. The data collection from questionnaires was analyzed by the use of descriptive statistics, percentages and frequencies to interpret the circumstances that prevailed at the time of study.