Characteristics of Cottage Industries in Kakamega County, Kenya

PaulPeter M. Makokha

Abstract


Cottage industries are the home-based units of production which rely on human- or animal-propelled skills and technology. They are characterized by accessibility to raw materials, low costs of operation, and proximity to markets. The cottage industries highlighted in this research paper are: pottery, crude sugar production, brick-making, liquor production, quarrying and masonry, carpentry, traditional medicine production, charcoal production, basketry and weaving, baking, bicycle repair, flour-grinding, and shoe-making and repair. 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijhrs.v4i4.6621

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