Empowerment of Women for Economic Development in the Aic, Kapseret Sub County Uasin Gishu, Kenya
International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences
The mission of the Church is that of liberating people enslaved by various forces; it is the mission of Jesus, witnessing to God's incarnate love for the development of humanity. Economic development cannot only be left to the government, the Church apart from her spiritual mission, is also challenged to enhance economic development of society. The objective of the study was to evaluate the empowerment of women for economic development in the AIC in Kapsaret sub-county. The guiding theory for
... is study was alternative development theory. The study was enucleated by Communitybased Qualitative Research (CBQR) method, adopting a descriptive research design. The study employed two data collection tools: the questionnaire and interview schedule guide. The researcher conducted a pilot study with A.C.K Mai-Mahiu to ascertain the reliability and validity of research instruments. Data analysis entailed the use of both qualitative and quantitative techniques, which was done using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 23.0 and descriptive statistics for quantitative data. The study findings revealed that the church has programs that provide employment opportunities to both women and the youths in the community. The study concluded that the empowerment of women is indispensable for community integral development in Kapseret Sub-county. The AIC development initiatives are far reaching to economic empowerment of women and youth, which takes development to the grassroots. The study recommended that the AIC needs to come up with more robust faith-based programmes that can provide employment opportunities to many other community members that will impact society by reducing the poverty level in the area.