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Improving livelihoods of Kenya's Ogiek women

by Ogiek Peoples' Development Program(OPDP) Vetted since 2017
Improving livelihoods of Kenya's Ogiek women

Summary

To support Kenya's indigenous Ogiek women to improve the livelihoods of their family by investing in training, equipment and skills for dairy farming. With support of $20,000, and an aim to reach 200 women, the project will purchase hybrid cows, freezers, construction of a store room, pots for storing milk and glass bottles for packaging yoghurt and training on adding value to milk marketing and networking.

$20,000
total goal
$14,498
remaining
47
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

The Ogiek people, who number around 45,000, remain some of the poorest people in Kenya, suffering from high rates of landlessness and joblessness. Ogiek is an indigenous minority community in Kenya which since the colonial period has been subjected to marginalization. A 2016 study by National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) and which covered all areas of community's residence showed high levels of illiteracy and poverty among the Ogiek.

Solution

OPDP seeks to change the lives of Ogiek women by giving them an opportunity to become financially independent and empowered. We are seeking to raise $20,000 to assist 200 women start dairy farming. This will involve purchase of hybrid cows, freezers, construction of a store room, pots for storing milk and glass bottles for packaging yoghurt and training on adding value to milk marketing and networking.

Long-Term Impact

By giving Ogiek women an opportunity to improve their livelihoods, not only would individual household opportunities improve but so could the vicious cycle of poverty be overcome. Households would be better able to confront hunger, illiteracy, teenage pregnancy and environmental degradation.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ogiekpeoples.org/​
Ogiek Peoples' Development Program
Ogiek fighting for rights to identity
Facts about Ogiek case ruling
Documenting Ogiek communal land claims

Organization Information

Ogiek Peoples' Development Program(OPDP)

Location: EGERTON, Rift Valley - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.ogiekpeoples.org/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @OgiekPeoples
Project Leader:
Moraa Obiria
EGERTON, Kenya
$5,502 raised of $20,000 goal
 
53 donations
$14,498 to go
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