By Carolyne I. Nombo

This booklet is the 5th within the ''AWLAE'' sequence. ''The AWLAE'' titles handle the problem of gendered affects of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. the current booklet is predicated on examine in a village in Tanzania concerning the position of social capital in mitigating AIDS affects, on the point of the loved ones and in the local people. It contributes to the present wisdom base on social capital through wondering normal assumptions at the function of social capital in rural livelihoods in a context of excessive HIV/AIDS prevalence.Using a mixture of qualitative and quantitative tools, the learn yielded empirical proof concerning the barriers of social capital as a source for the negative. either the iteration and sustenance of social capital at family point are seriously challenged via declining entry to different livelihood resources because of HIV/AIDS. In a scenario the place HIV/AIDS continues to be shrouded in secrecy and stigma on the group point, a decline of belief in social kinfolk and neighborhood associations in addition to a proliferation of witchcraft accusations, might be saw. This insightful e-book offers a well timed contribution to the discourse at the value of social capital for the bad, making sure that social scientists won't ever examine social capital in rather an analogous manner

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In line with Brons et al. (2007), I posit that there is a need to address coping responses at the collective level, and this study attempts to assess how the community as a collective copes with HIV/AIDS impacts and increasing vulnerability in the study area. 1. , 2007). 4. Coping strategies The concept of coping strategy has become an important tool in food and livelihood security analysis. Although the importance of coping strategies have been long recognized, they figured prominently in the study of the aftermath of the famines in the Sahel and the Horn Africa in the mid-1980s as a means of understanding why some people survived periods of dearth while others did not.

Undesirable outcomes, such as increased vulnerability or a less supportive and cohesive social environment, 38 When AIDS meets poverty Household, livelihood, social capital and HIV/AIDS impacts erode the asset base. Policies, institutions, and processes affect how people use their assets in pursuit of different livelihood strategies. These refer to both formal and informal institutions and organizations that shape livelihoods by influencing access to assets, livelihood strategies and vulnerability.

Although every individual in the household may have different strategies to get the best outcomes, to some extent there has to be a common strategy for the household to enable members to work towards achieving a common goal. Organization and management of household activity are important for the provision of day-to-day needs, and this has to involve some common understanding between the people living in the household. Households develop sets of governing rules of what is or is not acceptable behaviour by members and an understanding about household membership and access to properties and rights within the household.

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