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Women are arguably the hardest hit by the high levels of poverty in Kenya. This can be attributed to culture, illiteracy, and lack of training, lack of documented financial history and ownership of assets. When a woman is empowered economically, it has a profound and positive impact on the survival and well-being of children. Women empowerment and the well-being of children are inextricably linked.

Strategic Objectives

  1. Promote Table banking among the women caregivers
  2. Promote value addition to beadwork by women caregivers.

CIA is working with two Maasai women groups whose main economic activity is beadwork. The aim of working with these two groups is to explore other business opportunities that they could engage in to supplement beadwork for more income.

One of the women groups in Kajiado South has identified tailoring as a viable business and CIA fundraising for this project known as the ‘’Cherahani-UshangaMashinaniProject’’

One of the women groups in Kajiado South has identified tailoring as a viable business and CIA fundraising for this project known as the ‘’Cherahani-UshangaMashinaniProject’’

Projects

This project is tailored to offer an alternative income generating venture for the Olooilalei Maasai Women group in Kajiado County - Kenya to supplement their ongoing beadwork. The project design involves training of the women in tailoring skills, business skills, provision of sewing machines, and other support.
Project outcomes
1:Creation of employment for 20 women, through tailoring.
2:Improved self-esteem and self-worth in 20 women. This will be measured through their engagement in decision making and outlook of life.
3:Improved livelihoods. In terms of access to basic needs, as well as secondary needs.
This project seeks to increase food security among the pastoralist community in Kajiado County while providing an alternative source of income for the women in the community.
Project outcomes
1:Increased food security and economic growth.