52 страниц. 2015 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing This book is an outcome of a study undertaken by Mr Emmanuel Sherembi as part of the requirements for his M.A. (Economics) degree of St. Augustine university of Tanzania and supervised by Prof. M. E. Mlambiti. The main purpose of having the study published as a book is to let the public know the contribution of small-scale gold mining activities to the livelihood (well-being) of the rural poor households in Tanzania in particular and to the economy of the country in general.The authors are also of the opinion that the methodology used in analyzing the case may be a good referral base for other researchers and academicians studying or being interested in analyzing similar rural mining income generating activities in the country or other parts of the world where such small-scale mining activities take place.