Factors affecting successful implementation of projects in non Governmental organizations within urban slums in Kenya. Case Of children of Kibera foundation.
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NonGovernmental Organizations (NGOs) face various challenges in the implementation of their projects. This study seeks to establish the factors affecting the successful implementation of projectsin NGOs within urban slums in Kenya. To achieve this objective, the study was guided by the following specific research objectives: finding out how funding affects implementation of projectsof Children of Kibera Foundation; establishing the effect of training on implementation of projects of Children of Kibera; establishing the effects of organisation structure on implementation of projects of Children of Kibera Foundation and establishing the effects of stakeholderrelationships on the implementation of projects of Children of Kibera Foundation. This study was limited to one NGO- the Children of Kibera Foundation. As such the findings may not apply to other NGOs in Kenya because of the uniqueness of projects and project durationat the Children of Kibera Foundation. This study adopted a descriptive research design. Accordingto Cooper and Schindler (2003), a descriptive study is concerned with finding out the what, where and how of a phenomenon. The target population of this study included all the employeesat the Children of Kibera Foundation. As per the human resources records, there were 124employees in the NGO. As at 31st December 2012. Following the high homogeneity among the respondents in the different strata, the study selected 30% of the target population for inclusion in the study. The collected data was analyzed using both quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods. Quantitative method involved both descriptive and inferential analysis. Descriptive analysis such as frequencies and percentages were used to present quantitative data in form of tables and graphs. Descriptive statistics involves the use of absolute and relative (percentages) frequencies, measures of central tendency and dispersion (mean and standard deviation respectively).The study also established that the strategies were implemented on time. The respondents explained that strategy implementation was influenced by several factors key among them the availability of financial resources to see the strategy implementation to the end. The study also concludes that the organization structure of Kibera Children Foundation affected the strategy implementation process. The study also concludes that stakeholder's involvement affected project implementation at the Foundation. The study recommends that the Foundation engages the stakeholders more to harmonize its goals and objectives with the aspirations of the stakeholders and reduce dissonance levels thereby increasing satisfaction.