International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Funding Strategies for Commercially Viable Women Initiated Micro Projects in Rural Nigeria
D. O. Mbat, Phyllia Emeh, Eyo I. Eyo

The main thrust of this paper is to identify the strategic options for funding commercially viable women initiated micro projects in rural Nigeria. The paper has discussed the nature of rural Nigeria and the various myths surrounding women in business. Women in rural areas were widely considered in the past as people to be seen and not heard. Their major role was limited to managing the homes (family) but because of increasing needs to raise the standard of living of the family members, women have consistently made incursions into the business world. They have been so supported by all levels of government through the development of the necessary rural infrastructures and evolvement of various funding schemes. Women have also received support from the nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) through the establishment of appropriate training programmes in skills acquisition. These have combined to improve the quality of life of an average rural family.

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