A comparative cost analysis and a descriptive cross sectional study was conducted. Interviewer administered questionnaires,
financial records and CBO contracts were used for data collection. Epi Info 7 was used to calculate means and frequencies. Microsoft-Excel
2013 was used to consolidate and analyze financial reports.
Eighty-one residents, 30CBO members,
After an initial increase, there was a decrease in the costs for service delivery from $849,000to $590,000 per year. The benefits of engaging CBOs included reduced cost of services, improved service delivery and poverty alleviation.
There was net benefit from the
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