Economic opportunities for East African villages

by World Neighbors East Africa
Economic opportunities for East African villages


The program will support over 1,700 people in rural Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to increase income by making and marketing crafts. Producers will be linked with key markets using e-commerce technology.

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More than half of the people in the three countries are living at subsistence level, earning $1 a day or less. Alternative income strategies are needed as it is becoming increasingly difficult to survive on farming due to periodic drought and there are few job opportunities, especially for women. Although all three countries are known for diverse wildlife and game parks, tourism benefits only a small percentage of the overall population in selected areas.


Train communities in product pricing and develop products with market appeal; build capacity of youth as intermediaries in information communication technologies; 3) strengthen existing facilities to implement an e-commerce system.

Long-Term Impact

Increase the income of rural communities, mostly women, through production and marketing of traditional African handicrafts including woven baskets and textiles.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Program Background on Kenya
Tanzania Program information
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Organization Information

World Neighbors East Africa

Location: Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya - Kenya

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Thanks to 4 donors like you, a total of $514 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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