ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFORTS OF LIFT ABOVE POVERTY ORGANISATION (LAPO) IN POVERTY ALLEVIATION IN BAYELSA STATE, NIGERIA

Oluwatosin Abigail Dawodu, Sandra Dickson

Abstract


Many literatures have recorded reasonable number of success stories concerning Non-governmental organisations effort to reduce poverty in Nigeria; however, the impact of their activities on people living in the rural areas is still scanty. Therefore, this study is designed to assess the extent Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) has ameliorated poverty in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. The study selected 379 respondents who were administered questionnaire and in-depth interviews sessions were held with ten respondents of LAPO staff in the three branch offices in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Data collected for the study were analyzed using descriptive statistics and the chi-square inferential statistics for testing the tested hypotheses. Consequently, the article argues that LAPO have improved the lives of beneficiaries in Bayelsa state, Nigeria. The study therefore suggests a holistic approach that would provide economic, social and educationally empowerment that would alleviate poverty in the state.


Keywords


Nigeria, Bayelsa State, Poverty Alleviation, LAPO

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