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Buy and Download Description The women who contributed to this study 1 were not refugees from political, religious, ethnic, or other persecution; they were forced to flee poverty and patriarchal custom.2 They migrated to accumulate the capital needed to set up independent households. Haya women are the most productive members of their society but paradoxically are the poorest. This study of four villages in Hayaland, the Kagera region of Tanzania, confirms a common tendency in rural Africa: women carry out approximately two-thirds of all work but earn only one-third of the aggregate cash income. Most of women's meager incomes are used to care for children, leaving little savings or capital accumulation. Women have, out of necessity, developed a work ethic and the skills to manage their meager resources. This chapter explores the main reasons why Haya women are disadvantaged and forced to migrate. The tenacity of these women when confronting such conditions illustrates their resourcefulness as decision-makers and underscores their potential in promoting regional development. The women who contributed to this study 1 were not refugees from political, religious, ethnic, or other persecution; they were forced to flee poverty and patriarchal custom.2 They migrated to accumulate the capital needed to set up independent hou
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