Youth group leader Duncan Bett
Thank you for supporting this project safeguarding the livelihoods of 200 young people across Kericho county.
The pandemic is far from over in Kenya where vaccines are slow to arrive and less than 4% of the population are fully vaccinated. Poverty and unemployment levels continue to rise and support for youth is more important than ever.
Duncan Bett is a community volunteer, a youth leader and the chairperson of Kiramkel Youth Group. He started the Income Generating Group to bring youths from Koisagat together.
He says the aim of the group is to reduce youth idleness; help create employment; reduce drug abuse among the youths; get many to gain skills in various fields and also help raise school fees.
They started off with merry-go-round meetings where the members put a small sum of money into a ‘pot’ at each meeting, and then at each meeting a different member takes home the ‘pot’. The money goes ‘round’ and everyone gets their turn for a bigger sum than they could save on their own. Later they registered their group and decided to raise money by growing and selling passion fruit.
Duncan thanks Brighter Communities Worldwide for supporting them with Income Generating resources that has helped the group set up their passion fruit farm. He says “Togetherness is the key to the success of the group’’
We have continued to provide business trainings to groups over the past number of months and here is a sample of some of the groups and what income generation activity plans they have -
Knobwech self help group do beekeeping as their income generation activity, they received beekeeping equipment including suits and smokers at Kiletien village, Chepseon. They are very happy and thank Brighter Communities Worldwide for the support. They say they can now harvest their honey safely and can always do hive inspections without challenges as they have safety suits to wear.
Baraka multi-purpose women’s group is from Ainamoi. They received poultry feed from Brighter Communities worldwide. They are very happy as they had a challenge in getting feeds for their chicks and chickens.
Sitoo women’s group officials received chicks to boost their poultry farming and Sitoo junior group received coffee seeds and potting bags to start up a coffee plant nursery for their income generation activity.
On November 30th, GlobalGiving is giving away one million dollars to non-profits around the world as part of their #MoveAMillion campaign for #GivingTuesday. Your generosity can help us unlock a greater share of those funds! If you would like to donate to this project again, November 30th is the day to do it so please mark your calendar today!
Think of how much more can be achieved together to promote income generation at this critical time for youth in Kenya.
Thank you for your support.
Baraka multipurpose womens group
Sitoo women's group
Sitoo Junior group
Knobwech Self-help group