Contribution of small and medium enterprise to the economic development of Rwanda
par Valens NYANDWI
Universite Nationale du Rwanda - Licence 2013
Whilst assessing conduction, the researcher was interested to know real possible improvements made through evaluating household income before and after joining activities piloted by Huye water enterprise.
(Source: primary data)
Table 5. depicts that after working in this enterprise, moreover the contribution of Huye water enterprise occurred in economic development of Rwanda basing on those data obtained above, surveys back ago identified nearly 48.11% of households in Huye district who have declared spend year with only earn less than 30000rwfs as income, 38.6%, 30000rwfs and 12.26%, 60000rwf. Only 26.5 percent of the respondents earn less to 60000wfr after joining in Huye water enterprise.
Therefore the majority of respondents have shown positive increment in income as 60.9 percent declared to have earned between 120000- 240000rwFs annually. Thus, above the poverty line compared to current Rwanda poverty standards and 76.5% of respondents who depended on less than 60000rwf ever characterized most of households in selected regions before the project.
4.13. Respondents opinions about their categories according Ubudehe survey (household's categories).
Accordingly, nutritional as well as a health conditions has been improved, essentially because of milk production, income from milk production and increased the industrial level due to the manure use, etc.
(Source: primary Data)
Some aspects of availability of food are above target and this is an encouraging sign. From the responses, it appears that food security, healthcare and education no longer pre-occupies the minds of parents as they are now able to provide these for their families. Distribution in table4.4 indicates 78.1(%) and 14 % of the total respondents surely declared to be in the category of the middle-rich and food rich respectively. This, quietly differ from 54.7 percent lived poor before this enterprise began.
(Source: primary data)
Given that this enterprise has provided more things to their workers, more taxes to the government and as well generates daily income from efforts used in production process, during the research activity the researcher was concerned on income generated in the study areas.
Respondents' views enclose the overall objective of Huye water enterprise «to increase the industrial income and improve the nutrition of their employees». The table 4.6; shows 92.4 percent of technical staff and respondents (beneficiaries) agree that Huye water enterprise achieved to increase industrial output and income to the people in the different areas. 61 respondents representing 92.4% witnessed that their individual welfare have been improved since benefiting from Huye water enterprise's activities.