THE ROLE OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGOS) IN TACKLING POVERTY IN KANO STATE, NIGERIA: A Case Study of Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN) 2007-2015

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THE ROLE OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGOS) IN TACKLING POVERTY IN KANO STATE, NIGERIA: A Case Study of Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN) 2007-2015

Abstract:

This study examines the role of non-governmental organization in tackling poverty through women economic empowerment with particular reference to Women Farmers Advancement Network of Nigeria (WOFAN). A sample of 291 women was drawn from the beneficiaries of (WOFAN) in Kano state. Cluster sampling was used to determine the sample size from each local government selected from the three senatorial districts. The data was analyzed to test the three propositions of the study using descriptive statistics. The findings of the study revealed that, poverty is one of the prominent factors that hinders women participation in economic activities though NGOs impact significantly promote economic empowerment among women in the study area. Thus, based on the study recommends that, WOFAN and other NGOs should prioritized empowerment of women in rural areas rather than urban areas and there is need to strengthen the implementation strategies of WOFAN and other NGOs, should collaborate with government in organizing in-house workshop, seminars to train and retain their staff on how to handle their beneficiaries and should provide market where beneficiaries of WOFAN can sell their agricultural products and other facilities to enhance the smooth practicability of various entrepreneurial skills learnt by women under the auspices WOFAN.

THE ROLE OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGOS) IN TACKLING POVERTY IN KANO STATE, NIGERIA: A Case Study of Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN) 2007-2015

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