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Harnessing the Rural Women Potentials Towards Household Poverty Alleviation in Yakurr Local Government Area, Nigeria

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Rural women are more vulnerable to poverty than their male counterparts. Yet they possess great potentials which when harnessed can alleviate household poverty. The purpose of this study is to examine the role of women towards alleviating household poverty in rural areas of Nigeria. The objective is to identify the rural women potentials that can be harnessed towards alleviating poverty. Survey method was adopted in the study. A sample size of 250 women was used for the study. The women were selected using simple random sampling. The women were selected proportionately from the sampled communities. Data was collected through a structure questionnaire designed and validated by some experts. The collected data was analyzed using simple percentages and chi-square statistical tools. The findings of the study shows that rural women have great potentials which if harnessed will alleviate household poverty. The study concludes that an improvement on the income of rural women will reduce rural household poverty drastically. The study recommends adoption of strategies that would enhance the income of rural women.

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