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An evaluation of small-scale business management training offered to people living with HIV in Thavite, Salima, Malawi

Show simple item record Mvula, Rachel 2013-08-02T09:07:11Z 2013-08-02T09:07:11Z 2013-08-02
dc.description Africa International University (A.I.U) intellectual output. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study was an evaluation of a Small-scale Business Management training offered to People living with HIV (PLWH) in Thavite Salima, Malawi under the Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) HIV/AIDS Project. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the impact of the training and to establish the extent that the training objectives had been achieved. Data were collected through face to face interviews with eleven respondents purposively sampled from the training participants coming from the five different zones of Thavite consortium. Data were recorded, transcribed, analyzed and interpreted. The study was qualitative in nature and in order to determine the achievement of the training objectives, Goal- based evaluation approach was used. The responses to the research questions were measured against the objective/goal achievement indicators which helped the researcher to determine whether the objective had been achieved or not. The findings of the study revealed that four out of the five objectives of the training program were achieved. Objective number five which was about application of record keeping skills was not achieved and lack of achievement may be attributed to negligence on the part of participants, illiteracy of the other participants and lack of monitoring or follow-up visitations during the implementation period. Record keeping is vital for any kind of business and should not be taken for granted. It was generally found out that Small-scale business management training had a positive impact on the PLWH who are now able to operate their businesses with some knowledge and skill. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Small-scale en_US
dc.subject Business management en_US
dc.subject Training en_US
dc.subject People en_US
dc.subject HIV in Thavite en_US
dc.subject Salima en_US
dc.subject Malawi en_US
dc.title An evaluation of small-scale business management training offered to people living with HIV in Thavite, Salima, Malawi en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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