Over 30% Kwale families monthly income below sh5000

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Over 30 percent of Kwale families survive on a monthly income of less than sh.5000.

According to the ‘2022 Study on Status of the Family in Kenya (Kwale County) by the National Council for Population and Development (NCPD), 31.2 percent of families in Kwale have a combined monthly income of less than sh.5000.

The study also showed that 34 percent of the families would require more than sh.50k a month to live comfortably.

“Business is the leading source of family income among 30 percent followed by Agriculture among 28 percent,” the study showed.

The study which was carried out between March and June 2022 in 870 households sampled from 30 enumeration areas in the county also revealed that when it came to savings, 63.2 percent were not saving at all.

“30 percent of residents in Kwale are in some form of employment (formal, informal or self-employed),” it showed.

Out of those in employment, 32 percent were not satisfied with their jobs while 30 percent have had to change their jobs due to marriage.

Only 14 percent take time off or go on leave.