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.

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40,000

Trained and formed Village Savings and Loaning Associations (VSLA's)

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8,000

Village Saving Loans have been linked to formal financial institutions

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900,000

Member with over 80% women

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996

Participants have been supported and gradated from poverty in Kitui County

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5,000

Youth supported with employability skills and exposure to entrepreneurship

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60

Gender Transformative Farmer Field and Business Schools County that are supported

Key Interventions

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Multiple Counties in Western Kenya 

 

Innovative economic strengthening interventions critical in improving women and girls economic growth.

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Kijiado County

Enabling women to use acquired benefits to make strategic choices leading to positive changes in their lives.

 Marsabit County

Promoting gender sensitive social protection systems and increasing the number of women covered.

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Garissa County

Supporting women to prepare for and address economic shocks resulting, for example, from natural disasters. 

Best Practices and Innovation

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1.

Gender integration using the CARE Equality Framework that looks at supporting Agency, building relations, and transforming structures. 

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2.

Participatory Market Systems

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3.

Youth employability - equipping with skills for meaningful employment and engagement through online approach.

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4. 

Development - Gender Transformative farmer field and business schools

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5.

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. 

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Numbers at a Glance

Projects

DADAAB 2014 Kenya

WVL

Women Voices and Leadership

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CURRENT

PROJECT

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FDS GRADUATION

Financial Sector Deepening Graduation

This project's aim is to test

market-based approaches to building livelihoods. 

CURRENT

PROJECT

Naomi Waweru

SBOSH

Strengthen Business Orientation of Smallholder Farmers

This project aims to provide agriculutre and dairy farming training. 

CURRENT

PROJECT