Publisher: African Studies Association

Implications of HIV/AIDS For Rural Livelihoods In Tanzania: The Example of Rungwe District

Adam B. S. Mwakalobo
KEYWORDS: Implications of HIV/AIDS for Rural Livelihoods in Tanzania: The Example of Rungwe District

ABSTRACT:

HIV/AIDS is disrupting household livelihood security in Tanzania's rural communities and contributing to rural impoverishment by claiming the lives of the most productive young adults who make up the bulk of the labor force in those areas. This article presents results of a case study based on a survey of 119 households conducted in three villages of Rungwe district in Tanzania. The results reveal that households with HIV/AIDS deaths spend less on food than those without AIDS deaths, and that households with HIV and AIDS-related deaths are more likely to fall below the poverty line.




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