Rural Women's Economic Empowerment

Kristine Yakhama
Posted June 25, 2018 from Kenya

Women in rural Kakamega have limited opportunities to earn money.They generally have fewer assets than men and have difficulty getting credit to set up small businesses.Good Health Community Programmes sets up schemes to help women in remote areas manage their own savings and credit so they can fund their own enterprises.We also offer business training and and advise to build women's confidence so they can go to play a bigger role in making decisions for their household and community.

- Women use our training and their livestock as a basis for finding new ways to make money.

- Village savings and loans groups let women manage their money in a simple way so they can set up businesses such as baking.

- Women train as community- based legal advisers and advise others about their legal rights in family law, land and property rights, criminal law.

Livestock breeding and goat fattening are becoming more profitable as county government in partnership with GIZ trained community animal health workers provide local, affordable access to essential veterinary care. Healthy goats are more valuable and produce more nutritious milk.Our project is helping more than 3000 rural women increase their household income and learn about how the legal system can protect them.With more money, families are also able to send their children to school.

This story was submitted in response to #WealthofWomen.

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Jill Langhus
Jun 25, 2018
Jun 25, 2018

Hi Kristine. Do you have a website and/or social media page(s) to add to your story? Thanks, and good luck again with your submission:-)

Tamarack Verrall
Jun 28, 2018
Jun 28, 2018

Dear Kristine,

This is the kind of grassroots work that truly makes a difference in the lives of so many women. Congratulations to all who are involved! More than 3000 women are being helped to find innovative ways to earn and save money. Wow! Finding ways to provide these basic rights - to earn and save our own money, to get business training, and have access to information and discussion on family law and human rights. This is the women's movement action that gives me hope that we are reaching everyone and leaving no-one behind. What great news. What great work.

In sisterhood,
Tam

Olubee
Jun 28, 2018
Jun 28, 2018

Dear Kristine,
Congratulations for the great work and accomplishment.Thanks for your submmission.

Kristine Yakhama
Jun 28, 2018
Jun 28, 2018

Thanks for your prompt responses.It's unfortunate we don't have a website / social media page.

Stephanie Mah
Jul 01, 2018
Jul 01, 2018

Hi sister
You are doing a great jod out there , keep up.

Dorothy Otieno
Jul 03, 2018
Jul 03, 2018

Women are wealth creators. Their dedication to provide for their families are unmatched. With basic training and capacity building, women can turn this world into an economic empire.

Keep up the good work!

Kristine Yakhama
Jul 05, 2018
Jul 05, 2018

Thanks Stephanie and Dorothy

Tarke Edith
Jul 09, 2018
Jul 09, 2018

Hi sister Kristine thanks for the work you are doing over there by empowering wonen to be on their own keep up sister God bless you

Kristine Yakhama
Jul 10, 2018
Jul 10, 2018

Thanks Edith

Berlotte I Antoine
Jul 17, 2018
Jul 17, 2018

Congratulations for your work. it takes a lot of courage to work with limited opportunities.

ARREY- ECHI
Jul 18, 2018
Jul 18, 2018

Hi Kristine,
Amazing work you are doing. Keep impacting.
Love, Arrey

Mahananda
Jul 21, 2018
Jul 21, 2018

nice

Pratibha Ukey
Jul 21, 2018
Jul 21, 2018

बहुत चागली

agnes_4
Jul 24, 2018
Jul 24, 2018

greeting's from Women's education development society

Anne Dupont
Jul 29, 2018
Jul 29, 2018

Dear Kristine,

Your work is making such a difference for the women in your community! As they find ways to make a livelihood and make money, they are finding their own power and will create opportunities for others. Thanks so much for great work you are doing in the world. With love, Anne

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Jul 31, 2018
Jul 31, 2018

Hello, Kristine,

What you are doing will greatly impact your communities! A Grameen study showed that investing in women reaped greater profits for women seek what is best for the whole community,and not just her household.

Congratulations!

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Aug 02, 2018
Aug 02, 2018

Hi Kristine,
Great work. You are really impacting people in your community. Keep us updated on your activities and share your social media handles so we can spread the word.
Stay blesssed

Dottie
Aug 28, 2018
Aug 28, 2018

Great job you are doing.....Keep going!

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