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4.3.4 Marital StatusMarital status has an implication on the choice and extent of participation in livelihood activities.Majority of the respondents, constituting approximately 57.8 percent who participated in thisstudy indicated that they were married followed by those who were widowed at 23.4 percentwhilst divorced/separated formed 12.3 percent and the least number was the single whorepresented 6.5% of the respondents. This depicts that majority of the respondents were marriedand therefore majority of them had diversified productive economic activities with their partnerscompared to those not married, divorced or widowed.Figure 4.4: Percentage distribution of the respondents by marital Status404.3.5 ReligionThe respondents were asked about their religion. 92% of the respondents indicated that they wereChristians while 8% were traditionalists. The researcher did not encounter any Muslimrespondent and therefore they were not represented in the study.
Figure 4.5: Percentage distribution of the respondents by religion4.3.6 Family sizeWhen asked about the size of the family, 46% of the respondents indicated they were more than5 members, 24% indicated they were family size 4, 18% indicated that they were more than 7members while 12% indicated that they were family size 6. This implies that majority of thehouseholds have at least 5 family members and the higher the family size, the higher thedemand/competition for the scarce available resources. The same was also pointed during thefocus group discussions. The key informants further clarified that big family sizes translated toincreased population in the area and hence increased demand for the available natural resourceslike land and water as well as living a life of hand-to- mouth and hence development was achallenge within the households.The results of the analysis are presented in figure 4.6.41Figure 4.6 : Percentage distribution of the respondents by family size4.3.7 Other dependantsThe respondents were asked to indicate other dependants relying on them. 60% of therespondents indicated that their parents depended on them, followed by those who indicatedvulnerable children at 24%, those who indicated relatives were 14% while 2% indicated friends.This indicates that majority of the people in the area support their parents due to old age and alsosupport vulnerable children who need their support and care.Figure 4.7: Percentage distribution of respondents by the number of dependants424.4 Water and Livelihood situation in KibauniThe study sought to find out the water and livelihood situation in Kibauni. Below is the analysisof the findings.
4.4.1 OccupationThe respondents were asked to indicate their occupation.Figure 4.8: Percentage distribution of respondents by occupationThe results show that 84% of the respondents indicated that they were farmers, followed by10%of those who were categorized as public servants and 6% were business people. The results wereclarified during the FGDs and key informant interviews that almost all residents relied on

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Term
Summer
Professor
NDEGE
Tags
Water supply, IFAD, The Grave, Kibauni Division, Water and Livelihoods

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