Educational Background, Training and their Influence on Female Operated Informal Sector Enterprises

"Women form the majority of people who have non-formal or low-formal education and have limited access to formal sector employment. Sustaining informal sector enterprises often requires organisational skills in which women have little or no training/experience. Therefore, the development and sustainability of female-operated enterprises are often stunted through the lack of skills and control over their direction. This study investigated the relationship that exists between women's level of education and training, and the sustainability of their informal sector enterprises. It explored the methods that women employ to overcome constraints encountered, and attempted to solicit their opinion on training requirements, including appropriate scheduling and timetabling of training programmes."