Faith-based Organizations and Development Initiatives: The August Meeting Experience in South-East Nigeria
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- Onugu CU
Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
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Received date: December 18, 2014; Accepted date: June 19, 2015; Published date: July 03, 2015
Citation: Onugu CU, Ojiagu NC (2015) Faith-based Organizations and Development Initiatives: The “August Meeting” Experience in South-East Nigeria. Arabian J Bus Manag Review 5:143.
Copyright: © 2015 Onugu CU, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The study centered on Faith-Based Organizations and Development Initiatives of Women August Meeting in South-East Nigeria. The Catholics and Anglican religious women are the focus of the study. One hundred and fifty (150) of the women were sampled from Anambra, Enugu and Imo States of South-East Nigeria. Primary data were sourced through questionnaire, while secondary data were obtained from extant works. Data were analyzed through the use of percentages, crosstabs and ANOVA techniques. The result from the study showed that, the meeting involves women from all socio-economic strata. Meetings are held annually, with organized management structure and admission of only married women church members. They engage in development activities, prominent among which are women emancipation, ethical/moral training of women, conflicts management, church and community development. It is suggested that engendering development process approach in decision-making, the recognition and support of government, non-governmental organization and development-aid agencies can strengthen their activities.