Supporting smallholder farmers to move from subsistence to prosperity is at the core of our programme work in Kenya.
Our largest scheme in Kenya is supporting the improvement of livelihoods across the value chain through a blended finance scheme, providing grants and loans to small business owners.
Other projects include the development of the cassava value chain, agriculture with a focus on nutrition, water and sanitation and youth training.
Full Name: Republic of Kenya
Population: 48.46 million (World Bank Data 2016)
Area: 581,309 SQ KM (224,080 SQ Miles)
Major Languages: English (Official), Swahili (Official), Numerous indigenous languages
Major Religions: Christianity, Islam, Traditional Beliefs
KERINGET COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT PROJECT
Kiptulwa & Kerringet
SHA is increasing access to clean water and encouraging good hygiene and sanitation practices among local communities. Local water management committees have helped to identify needs of their communities, and appropriate sites for water access points. Two boreholes and pumps are being installed, two streams rehabilitated and a water tank and tap installed at the local school. Already, following the hygiene and sanitation promotion, there are reports of fewer incidences of diarrhoea and other diseases.
YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROJECT
In partnership with Designer Group, SHA are creating opportunities for 200 youths to develop basic entrepreneurial, financial literacy and life skills over a 12 month period. A selection of the participants will also be afforded placement and employment opportunities with Designer Group and other local businesses. The project will also partner with local technical institutions to create opportunities for partial scholarships and internship opportunities in local cooperatives for young people.
STRENGTHENING THE CASSAVA VALUE CHAIN
Coastal, Eastern & Western regions
The project aims to integrate smallholder farmers into the development of the cassava value chain, which is currently very underdeveloped and highly informal. SHA are training Lead Farmers to disseminate trainings on cassava production to 28,000 smallholders in producer groups. Farmers are being trained on good agricultural practices and climate smart agriculture, farming as a business, quality standards, and value-addition. Theses trainings and linkages will help to strengthen the cassava value chain and create secure employment for
KILIMO VALUE CHAINS
Nationwide, including Arid & Semi-Arid Regions
Over €18 million is being invested in supporting enterprise development projects through a ‘Challenge Fund’ supported by the EU and managed by SHA. The fund will award grants to support agri-enterprises to grow their businesses whilst simultaneously increasing the integration of small-scale farmers and semi- nomadic pastoralists into their supply chains. Business models should have smallholders as suppliers of raw materials, agri-products or as customers requiring inputs, finance and equipment. The fund is expected to support a wide variety of undertakings, including farmer training on climate adaptation, capacity
development of cooperatives, improving quality standards, and marketing investments, among others.
Stories from Kenya
New EU-funded project to benefit 100,000 farmers in Kenya11th June 2018
Kenya farmers increase cassava yields and income4th January 2018
Read the Kenya Profile
TO CONTACT US ABOUT OUR WORK IN KENYA:
Self Help Africa, Kenya
Haven Court, Westlands Apt. B2 & B5
P.O BOX 14204- 00800, Nairobi, Kenya
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