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Cultivating youth entrepreneurship through agribusiness

An unprecedented move has enabled Christopher Wambugu revitalize 10 acres of his family’s farm in Yatta District, Machakos County. Christopher cultivates and exports a weekly average of 300Kgs - 0.5 tonnes of an array of Asian vegetables for the vast East Asian market.   In Kenya, the average a more

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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Across Kenya

At a young age, following the trend of rural-urban migration, Charity Njeri Kachanja a 34 year-old business woman and farmer, moved to Nairobi looking for a better life. Faced with high standards of living and scarcity of jobs, along with her husband she soon returned to Muran’ga town, in Central pr more

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Eradicating stigma at the workplace.

Despite Kenya being a country still considerably affected by HIV diffusion’s problems, with approximately 1.4 million Kenyans currently living with HIV, stigmatization and marginalization of infected people within the community as well as in the workplace is very common. At the same time, lack of aw more

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From a Militia Leader to a Peace Crusader

Mr. Audi Ogada preaches peace in Kisumu East District. He is the chairman on the Kisumu East Country Peace Committee. However a few years ago he was the head of the most dreaded gang known as Baghdad Boys, the most feared militia group in Nyanza region of Kenya. As the head of Bagdad Boys, Audi Oga more

Improving public service delivery in Kenya

Next year will see a dramatic change in the provision of public services in Kenya. County governments will now bare the sole responsibility of delivering services to the community. This is just one of the major reforms contextualized within the new Constitution promulgated in 2010 and takes shape af more

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Molo – Nyakiambi Wendani Dairy Self-Help Group

Molo is yet another region that was hugely affected by the PEV. Area residents were displaced while their cattle were stolen and their houses razed to the ground. In Nyakiambi Village, more than 61 families were affected by the PEV. However, a new programme that is targeted at improving the affected more

Shaping small and medium business enterprises through consulting

A study by the World Bank has placed total remittances by Kenyans in the Diaspora in 2010 at USD 1.9 billion, about 20 per cent of Kenya's current annual budget. These remittances largely contribute to Kenya's economic growth through direct investment in multiple sectors in the country. Rose Kamau c more

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Preparing Women for leadership

As Kenya prepares for the general election in March 2013, UNDP is equipping women with critical governance skills to help them contest for elective positions. Kenya lags behind in women representation.  Kenya’s women’s political representation stands at 9.8% against Rwanda’s 56.3%, South Africa more

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Using Eco-friendly means to combat poverty and promote environmental conservation

Over 80% of the Kenyan population derives their livelihood from agricultural activities. Poor communities suffer when environmental resources are threatened or exhausted. UNDP’s projects address this need to use these resources in a sustainable manner, in turn alleviating poverty. Kwale is a distri more

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