The coping strategies residents of unplanned settlements use to deal with challenges of unemployment: A case study of Kalikiliki compound in Lusaka district
Effie Moreblessing Mphande, Mwanabayeke Boyd, Maurice Moono
The study aimed at establishing coping strategies residents of Kalikiliki compound use to deal with the challenge of unemployment. The objective of the study was to determine coping strategies unplanned settlements residents use to deal with the problem of unemployment the in Lusakadistrict. A descriptive survey was used in conducting this research. The study used qualitative methods of data collection. the sample consisted 75 respondents. In selecting the participants, purposeful sampling technique was used. The study employed the semi structure interviews and focus group discussion to ensure validity of the findings. The qualitative data was analyzed by coding and grouping the emerging themes. The research found that the most common coping strategies at the household level rank from selling in the streets, washing clothes for, reducing food consumption and receiving help from family and friends who are capable. As a coping strategy some young people collect garbage from homes and are paid for that work. Arising from the findings of the study, the following recommendation are made: The government must come up with deliberate policies to empower citizens in unplanned settlements such as Kalikiliki. Secoundly, the government must deploy more police officers in Kalikiliki to protect resident especially during the night.
Effie Moreblessing Mphande, Mwanabayeke Boyd, Maurice Moono. The coping strategies residents of unplanned settlements use to deal with challenges of unemployment: A case study of Kalikiliki compound in Lusaka district. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 4, Issue 6, 2019, Pages 29-34