Influence of women participation on sustainability of self help projects in Rongo District Migori County, Kenya

This study seeks to find the influence of women participation on the sustainability of self help projects. The objectives of the study determine the extent to which he level of education, access to resources, social factors and communication influence the sustainability of self help groups. The study took the form of descriptive survey. Data collection was done using questionnaire. The target population was 945 which was the total number of self help group members in the district. The researcher chose a sample of95 which was 10% of the total population. The data was presented using frequency tables. The study presents a summary of the following findings: that the level of education improves the level of participation of women in self help groups. Access to resources such as land, credit facilities for example loans greatly increases the level of participation. Social factors like health, rights to own property reduces the women's ability to participate in their groups. Communication also brings co-ordination between the members hence improves participation. Data presentation was done using frequency tables. The researcher concluded that education, access to resources, social factors and communication hinder the level of participation of women .