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Empowering women economically through information sharing: experiences from Mzuzu university American corner

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dc.contributor.author Kanyundo, Allan
dc.contributor.author Dube, Gift A.
dc.contributor.author Chaputula, Aubrey
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-08T14:02:25Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-08T14:02:25Z
dc.date.issued 2021-02
dc.identifier.citation Kanyundo, A., Dube, G.A., & Chaputula, A. (2021). Empowering women economically through information sharing: experiences from Mzuzu university American corner. XXIV SCECSAL conference, Windhoek, Namibia. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.researchgate.net/publication/350017623
dc.identifier.uri 192.168.2.8:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/167
dc.description.abstract This qualitative study investigated economic empowerment of women through information sharing in Mzuzu, Malawi in order to establish their information needs, how storytelling has been used as a tool for sharing business information among women, and the benefits of story sharing as a strategy for information sharing among business women in Mzuzu. The study used the qualitative approach where focus group discussions were used to collect data. Data was analysed through 2 content analysis, and findings presented using themes. Findings have revealed that women running small businesses in Mzuzu need information on how to start a business, business capital, markets and profit margins expected. The study also revealed that women running small businesses in Mzuzu use storytelling at the Mzuzu University American Corner Library as the only formal means of gathering business information; and that through storytelling, they are influenced, empowered, encouraged, discover new business adventures, and develop a resilient spirit. The study recommends that libraries should consider designating spaces where communities can be meeting to share information to meet their basic information needs; libraries should consider having special storytelling programmes where communities share stories about issues affecting them in their daily lives; and finally, libraries should heighten awareness of the benefits of story sharing as a strategy for sharing information among people of similar interests. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Women empowerment en_US
dc.subject Business women en_US
dc.subject Storytelling en_US
dc.subject Benefits en_US
dc.title Empowering women economically through information sharing: experiences from Mzuzu university American corner en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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