The goal of USAID Kuza is to work through local systems to improve the enabling environment for economic opportunities, accelerate public-private investment, expand, and deepen county-level capacity to build resilience, foster self-reliance, and reduce the need for humanitarian assistance. The program works in ten arid and semi-arid counties of northern Kenya (Garissa, Isiolo, Lamu, Mandera, Marsabit, Samburu, Tana River, Turkana, Wajir and West Pokot). USAID Kuza manages the Impact for Northern Kenya Fund (“the Fund”), which lends capital to financial institutions for on-lending to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in counties within Kenya's Frontier Counties Development Council (FCDC) region. USAID Kuza is implemented by ACDI/VOCA, in close collaboration with Frontier Counties Development Council (FCDC) and select financial institution partners

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