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.