Factors Hindering Performance of Women Enterprises in Laikipia West Constituency
The study seeks to investigate the factors that hinder performance of the women enterprises. Factors refers to constituent or element that brings about certain effects or results, or change in the enterprise while performance refers to the changes resulting from the constituent or element. The women enterprises are the numerous businesses managed by the women informal or formal and are used because of the efforts made by the government in gender mainstreaming policy. The problem of the study is that major efforts have been put in place by the government and other financial provides to avail funds to the women but their enterprises have had no change. The study has the dependent variable as the performance and the independent variables as the factors that hinder women enterprises. The literature review will cover past research on the factors enumerated by other scholars in the area of study. The study will use the descriptive research design and the population sample will be derived from the women funded under the Women Enterprises Fund. Primary data will be collected from the sample using the closed and open questionnaires while secondary data will be from publication, articles and the internet. The target population of the study will comprise 55 women from the self- help groups funded by the Women enterprise fund. A pilot study would be done among ten funded women in the self-help and the women enterprise partners. Data collected will be coded and analyzed using statistical methods and computer friendly packages. The data will be presented using tables, bar graphs, measures of central tendency and other statistical methods that will be useful in analysis the data.