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Local Entity :
Kianda Foundation
Synthetic data of the project :
Harambee contribution : € 38,086.95

Contribution from local organization (Kianda Foundation) : € 4,231.89
Project Duration : 2003-2004

Thanks to Harambee’s contribution 50 women have taken part in the training courses offered by the project, and more than 1,000 have benefited from Kianda Foundation’s awareness-raising programmes on hygiene and nutrition.

Description of the project :
The training courses have prepared girls aged between 14 and 20 for work in the country, in the sewing, nutrition and cookery sectors. Additionally, through an Outreach programme, this training was made available to tea-plantation workers aged between 25 and 50 who have never received any formal education. Practical classes, held in classrooms situated in five different localities, provided those attending with technical skills to enable them to set up and run small profitable concerns to increase the family income. In the last few years nearly 2,000 women have attended these courses. This grassroots initiative is supported by Kenyan experts and aims to give young women economic independence.