IJIMT 2016 Vol.7(6): 256-259 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2016.7.6.683

The Contribution of Women Entrepreneurship in Family Socio-Economic Development in Rural Areas, Rwanda

Mutambuka Deo, Frank Kalisa, and Habimana Theogene
Abstract— The study on women entrepreneurs and family social economic development aimed at assessing whether there was a positive correlation between women in entrepreneurship and their family socioeconomic development. This research targeted women members of a handcraft making cooperative in Muhanga District and Women’s Opportunity Center in Eastern province (Rwanda) with a connection to Gahaya Links Company. The study used stratified and simple random sampling techniques. The data entry and management was undertaken using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS, 16 version), where both descriptive and correlational statistics were used in the study. The study revealed that women entrepreneurs affect social economic development at the rate of 78.3%. This research concluded that there was a positive and strong relationship between women entrepreneurship and family socio-economic development. The research recommends that women entrepreneurs must minimize all loss caused by lack of training and low level of education that leads to lack of managerial skills in order to achieve high level of performance in their routine activities of business.

Index Terms— Economic development, entrepreneurship, family, family socio-economic development, rural areas and women.

Mutambuka Deo and Habimana Theogene are with the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Rwanda (e-mail: deomuzungu2010@gmail.com, habimana.theo1166@gmail.com).
Frank Kalisa is with the Mount Kenya University, Rwanda (e-mail: fkalisa1@gmail.com).

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Cite: Mutambuka Deo, Frank Kalisa, and Habimana Theogene, " The Contribution of Women Entrepreneurship in Family Socio-Economic Development in Rural Areas, Rwanda," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 256-259, 2016.

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