Exploring the livelihoods strategies of Liberian refugee women in Buduburam, Ghana
The study had three main objectives: firstly, it examined the livelihoods strategies of Liberian women refugees in Ghana. Secondly, it examined the role(s) played by the UNHCR, internationals and local NGOs, state agencies and other Community Based Organizations in providing material assistance to Liberian women refugees in Ghana; and thirdly, it examined problems encountered by these refugee women in the pursuit of earning a living.The study found Liberian refugee women as being involved in various income-generating activities, including, petty-trading, hair-dressing and dress-making. A few informants had formal wage employment and even those jobs were mainly with aid agencies.From the findings, it was recommended inter alia that aid agencies should help establish credit scheme for women refugees.
ForlagUniversitetet i Tromsø
University of Tromsø
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