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close this bookWomen in Informal Sector (Dar Es Salaam University Press, 1995, 46 p.)
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close this folderINTRODUCTION
View the documentWhat is an Informal Sector?
View the documentThe Jua Kali Concept
View the documentSmall is Great
close this folderTHE STUDY OF THE INFORMAL SECTOR
View the documentThe Dualistic Approach
View the documentThe Place of the Informal Sector and Development
close this folderWOMEN IN THE INFORMAL SECTOR
View the documentA Historical Note
View the documentWhy Women Enter Into The Informal Sector?
close this folderWho Are the Women in the Informal Sector?
View the documentThe Class Connotation
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View the documentEducation
close this folderTHE SOCIAL DIMENSION
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close this folderThe Limits
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View the documentEducation and Time
View the documentMarkets
View the documentWork Burden
View the documentSecurity and Health
View the documentFirewood Collection
View the documentOpen Space Cooking
View the documentBeer Brewing
View the documentFeminization of Poverty
close this folderINTERNATIONALIZATION OF POVERTY
View the documentLords of Poverty
View the documentInappropriate Technology
View the documentCONCLUSION
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Kasungu (1990:7) has summarized the social conditions in which women in the informal sector work. Whether it is in the rural or in the urban areas the women face almost the same problems. In this subsection we shall look at some of the limiting conditions in which the women find themselves working, hence reducing their productivity and sometimes making it impossible for them to work.

My own experience based on researches and various reports have consistently shown the number of projects and even programmes which were run by women but finally collapsed. What caused them to collapse? We should not blame the women for this, for, in many instances, the causes are external, (beyond their control), or the women were not well prepared to engage themselves in such programmes and or projects.