CARE KENYA PROGRAMS
Women Economic Empowerment
This program provides opportunities for enhancing women’s and girls’ economic capacities and strengthens economic self-reliance by fostering sustainable and affordable access to economic opportunities and rights. Current projects focus on Village Savings and Loaning Associations, Financial Education/Literacy, Rural Sales Agents, and Micro enterprise development, Linkages to formal financial institutions, Market engagement and Poverty Graduation Models.
Trained and formed Village Savings and Loaning Associations (VSLA's)
Village Saving Loans have been linked to formal financial institutions
Member with over 80% women
Participants have been supported and gradated from poverty in Kitui County
Youth supported with employability skills and exposure to entrepreneurship
Gender Transformative Farmer Field and Business Schools County that are supported
Multiple Counties in Western Kenya
Innovative economic strengthening interventions critical in improving women and girls economic growth.
Enabling women to use acquired benefits to make strategic choices leading to positive changes in their lives.
Promoting gender sensitive social protection systems and increasing the number of women covered.
Supporting women to prepare for and address economic shocks resulting, for example, from natural disasters.
Best Practices and Innovation
Gender integration using the CARE Equality Framework that looks at supporting Agency, building relations, and transforming structures.
Participatory Market Systems
Youth employability - equipping with skills for meaningful employment and engagement through online approach.
Development - Gender Transformative farmer field and business schools.
Financial inclusion of women and girls - Village Savings and Loans Associations, Adolescent Savings and Loans Association digitisation of records and financial linkages to Financial Service Providers.