This study was conducted to explore major factors of elders who engaged in begging life. The study applied a qualitative research method. The participants were 11 elder beggars selected using accidental sampling technique and head of Bahir Dar City Administration Labour and Social affairs Department using purposive sampling technique. The main data gathering instruments used for this study were interview, observation and document review. In-depth interviews were used to collect data from participants. The study revealed that the major factors of elders to engage in begging were death of support providers, disengagement from work places, economic, family, environmental, and physical and health problems. Finally, the study recommended that the local government must include the help of NGOs, Social psychologists and also the civic bodies, so that the growth of beggary can be eliminated.
Mequanint Getahun Kassa
Koye Kassa Getahun