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Social Capital Micro and Small Enterprises and Poverty Alleviation in East Africa by Mary , Njeri Kinyanjui

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Published by OSSREA .
Written in English


  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Developing Countries,
  • Poverty,
  • Social Science / Third World Development,
  • Social Science : Poverty,
  • Africa, East,
  • Economic development projects,
  • Finance,
  • Infrastructure (Economics),
  • Small business

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages148
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12292375M
ISBN 101904855601
ISBN 109781904855606

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