International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

 

POVERTY ALLEVIATION AMONG SINGLE MOTHER IN MALAYSIA: BUILDING ENTREPRENEURSHIP CAPACITY
Rohayu Roddin, Noor Sharipah Sultan Sidi, Yusmarwati Yusof, Maziana Mohamed, Abdul Rasid Abdul Razzaq

Abstract
This paper explores the potential of single mothers to involve in entrepreneurship. Over the years, poverty has become a main problem to the population in remote areas. Poverty among single mother is caused by many factors such as low income job, large number of self employment, unemployed, low education level, lack of sufficient skills and age factor. Therefore, both government and non-government organizations have planned and executed many programs that cost millions of ringgit in order to reduce, and eventually eradicate poverty problem. Regardless of the utmost effort taken, the total amount of poverty population is large in number. Looking at this problem, it is undoubtedly important to explore and create an effective model for single mothers to success in entrepreneurship. Thus, the finding from this study is used to design an entrepreneurship development model for the single mother according to their own capabilities.

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