Challenges Facing Women Micro Entrepreneurs in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Dr Nelson Jagero, Ikandilo Kushoka

Abstract


Abstract

This study analyzes the challenges facing women micro entrepreneurs in Ilala Municipal Dar es Salaam. The author’s choice of this topic is derived from the public outcry concerning the treatment of micro entrepreneurs by the municipal officials in Ilala, Dar es Salaam.

The author interviewed 120 women micro entrepreneurs in Ilala Municipality to answer the research question: What are the challenges facing Women Micro Entrepreneurs in Ilala Municipality emanating from an ongoing campaign to “Clean the City”.

Results indicate that major challenges facing women micro entrepreneurs are poor infrastructure, lack of business premise, decline in business and lack of prime space.

Key words: Entrepreneurs, Micro entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Women

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ijhrs.v1i2.1023

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