Contribution of small and medium enterprise to the economic development of Rwanda
par Valens NYANDWI
Universite Nationale du Rwanda - Licence 2013
(Source: primary data)
Asked (beneficiaries) on whether they any advantage in working with Huye water enterprise, hundred percent of respondents argued that they derive in it so many benefits. Comparing to those (people) living in the non-piloted sectors of Huye District.
4.16. Problems occurred in Huye water enterprise
The scale of production and distribution level has been facing problems in the importation of raw materials such as containers, bottles, boxes and machines, all these material inputs are imported from China.
? The high taxes introduced by government
? Inadequate suppliers of water product and large of markets
? Distorted prices (too high or too low, discriminatory and excessive marketing margins)
? Large number of other competitors likes Inyange, Akandi etc.
After collecting data and analyzing the above mentioned findings, this can help us while verifying the already cited hypothesis. Also given the research study is conducted at field in Huye water enterprise, this is the basis for whereby beneficiaries provided their views regarding the Huye water enterprise successful achievements.
Recalling that in order to assess the contribution of Huye water enterprise to the economic development of Rwanda, following keys were guiding statements that the researcher wanted to verify:
Ho: Huye water enterprise has not enabled to develop their beneficiaries and economy in generally as a reason to overcome the level of poverty?
- Huye water enterprise has not increased the income level of its beneficiaries in Huye District and outside of it as well.
H1: Huye water enterprise has positively contributed to the economic development of Rwanda as a result of social welfare of the population.
Thus, to verify so, the researcher undergone field visits to observe and make interviews and distributing questionnaire with several beneficiaries. From the field visits and reports from service providers, and the impact of this enterprise has been observed. Findings show that Huye water enterprise activities have brought several changes in the life of the beneficiaries.
These include direct impact in different domains such as , building houses with some employees, buying cars, impact also on school enrolment and healthcare of the beneficiaries, and their children as well. Hence this is portrayed in table4.5 where 84.4% of selected sample agreed to have maintained food security in their households.
Enterprise as it has been discussed above is a crucial tool in enhancing equal distribution of resources and availing the basic needs for rural intractable areas. It is in this context that the country likes Rwanda where most of their population is affected by poverty and, who largely survive on agricultural output, here some strategies effectively enable rural poor farmers to conquer their poverty.