Factors affecting the success of youth enterprise development funded projects in Kenya; case of Kigumo District
The research investigated factors affecting success of projects funded by youth enterprises development projects in Kenya using a case study of Kigumo District The conceptual framework was based on entrepreneurship training, Marketing initiatives, Group Dynamics, physical environment as predictor variables and project success as dependent variables. Measures of project success were loan repayment" reduced unemployment, stock turnover and resource utilization. Fourty five youth groups were studied and 135 members interviewed through questionnaires. Descriptive statistics as frequency, means and percentages were used to summarize the data. Factor analysis was done using ANOVA and Chi square to determine the relationships between dependent and independent variables. The study found that both marketing initiatives and physical environment have significant positive relationship with success of YEDF projects. On the other hand, though entrepreneurship training and group dynamics have positive relationship with success of YEDF project it is statistically insignificant. The main contribution of this document is therefore two-folds. First, it dispels the long held position that entrepreneurship training and group dynamics significantly affects YEDF projects success. Secondly, it identifies marketing initiatives and physical environment as the factors which may be good for YEDF Projects or hamper them.