NGO INITIATIVES AND POVERTY REDUCTION IN KAMPALA CITY; A CASE OF COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA.
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The research was about the effect of NGO initiatives on poverty reduction in Kampala City and focused on Compassion International as a case study. The specific study variables included education, health care and Child survival. Study objectives included investigating the effect of NGO education sponsorships on poverty reduction, establishing the effect of NGO health care programs on poverty reduction and examining the effect of NGO child survival capacity building initiatives on poverty reduction in Kampala City Council Authority. It utilized both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis. 146 respondents participated with a response rate of 98% and at the end of the study, it was established that NGO Sponsorship of education affects income poverty; health care programs do affect infant mortality rates; and NGO child survival affects the quality of life and social wellbeing of NGO program beneficiaries. At the end, the study recommends that future studies should focus on NGOs and financial accountability to ascertain the relationship between financial investment and impact at hand.