The Influence of Corporate Social Responsibility on FGM Survivors’ Work Performance: The Case of Teule Kenya, Oloitokitok County
FGM is the partial or total removal of female genitalia for cultural reasons and this ancient practice negatively affects the work performance of women who have undergone a cut. It is important to create awareness on ills of FGM and improve the work performance of FGM survivors, through corporate social responsibility. CSR embraces responsibility for the company’s actions and encourages positive impacts to its stakeholders. The effects of FGM in this study are mental disorders, low self-esteem, poor employee relations and poor work performance. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of CSR on FGM survivors’ work performance. The objective covered in this paper is to examine how CSR increases employee work performance of cut women. The study used qualitative research using interview guide. Interviews were conducted virtually and lasted for ten minutes. There were 10 respondents obtained by stratified sampling: among them staff and volunteers. Data was analyzed using thematic analysis. Thematic analysis is one of the most widely used methods of qualitative analysis and has previously been used to identify themes and patterns within a given study. The study used stakeholder management theory and Teule Kenya as a case study. The findings in this paper are that CSR increases employee performance. Findings from this study will help policy makers advocate against FGM and improve the life quality of these victims. The study recommended that Teule engages in more CSR activities to improve the work performance and lives of these women. Hence, Teule will achieve its objectives and improve the work performance of FGM survivors.
Keywords: Female genital mutilation, corporate social responsibility, teule Kenya, work performance