This project will train 100 women to train 400 women in sustainable economic development. Women in rural Kenya and the urban poor are directly impacted by rampant poverty in the country. The families especially children are seriously affected by this poverty. By training women in sustainable ways to gain economic independence such as in income generating activities: handicrafts, horticulture etc women and their families will be healthy and economically empowered.
As described above women in rural Kenya are faced with challenges due to poverty. Many women lack resources including access to education and health care. Women barely have enough food to feed their families and many children miss good nutrition, health care and education due to this problem. Some women are widowed due to AIDS and some may be caring for AIDS orphans. Many of the women do not know their land rights. They should inherit land and and use it for economic development such as farming.
The project will use a Train-the Trainer approach to train 100 women in income generating activities. These women will train a total of 400 women in improved methods of farming and handicrafts making. The produce will be used to provide good nutrition as well as proceeds from sales to improve health and send children to school.
Poverty will be reduced in communities. 100 women will train 400 women who will use their skills to improve the general health of communities. 500 families will be reached through the trained women. Over 2,000 children will access education. Surplus farming products such as milk and horticultural products will generate income that will sustain the project. The project will be duplicated in other districts in Kenya to reach more rural women and families.