Empower 250 women in extreme poverty in Kenya

$4,840 $25,280
Raised Remaining


Identified the poorest women in Lamu, Anidan will involve them in high quality microcredit project providing business training and health education to improve the life of 250 families, around 1000 malnourished children.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Almost 60% of the population of the district of Lamu live in extreme poverty, 40% of women are illiterate and the child mortality rate is 12%. Gender discrimination and low entrepreneurial capacity of women constitute a big development problem, although the women in these areas play an important role in the community and within the family.Thanks to the microcredit and others services offered, the goal of the action is to reduce by 25% the number of families who are living below the poverty line.

How will this project solve this problem?

Identify with the Progress Out of Poverty 250 poorest women, explanation about the credit methodology offered (group lending) and 2 trainings every month in business skills (importance of savings), sanitary education for the 8 villages where the women are involved in the project.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will support (with loans and education) 250 women (50 groups) allowing them to rise out of poverty, which will provide for their 250 families health and well-being.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $4,840

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $4,840 .  The original project funding goal was $30,120.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).


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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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Anidan Kenya

Lamu, Kenya/Lamu, Kenya

Project Leader

Enea Stocco

Lamu, Kenya

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