Assessing the Effects of Community Based Organizations' Activities on Poverty Alleviation in Mwatate Division, Kenya

2020 Journal of Poverty, Investment and Development  
Poverty is a global, national and community issue. Mwatate Division in Taita Taveta County, Kenya is one such area that has been faced with persistent poverty. This is despite the existence of 600 Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in the area. This prompted this study of assessing the effect of the CBO's activities on poverty alleviation in the area. The main objective of the study was to determine the effect of the CBO's activities on poverty alleviation. It utilized the empowerment theory.
more » ... empowerment theory. According to this theory, poverty alleviation entails empowering the impoverished. The study, a descriptive survey, employed both descriptive and quantitative statistical methods. The population of the CBOs was 600 whilst the target population was 206, out of which a sample size of 100 was studied.Both primary and secondary data formed part of the study. The primary data was collected using structured and unstructured interviews which were conducted on the leaders of the sampled CBO's. A simple questionnaire was executed through face-to-face interviews with the respondents in order to gather data.
doi:10.7176/jpid/53-05 fatcat:f5o2yf2kn5difh3xl2zspfodtq