Yet, even if a woman owns a computer or mobile phone, she won’t use it to its full potential if she lacks the necessary skills and confidence. USAID is proud that through our partnership in the Women and the Web Alliance, we are improving the digital literacy skills and confidence of women to use technology in improving their lives.
In 2013 the Government of Kenya endorsed a national strategy to devolve administrative powers from the central government to the 47 counties across the country. The goal of devolution is to develop a governance system that is more transparent, accountable, responsive to citizens and effective in service delivery.
“I owe my life and my baby’s to Joyce Maringa,” explained 15-year-old Rachel Kameme. On January 17, 2014, while in labor, she travelled 25 km to Waita Health Center. The nurse in charge, Joyce Maringa, helped safely deliver Kameme’s baby. However, a few hours after giving birth, Rachel suffered a postpartum hemorrhage, a serious potential complication of childbirth.
Kericho County Youth Bunge’s Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization (SACCO) is one of several set up by USAID/Kenya under the Yes Youth Can (YYC) project to empower Kenyan youth through low-interest loans and grants. “We have issued 64 boda-boda (motorbikes) and 81 normal loans worth 13.8 million Kenya Shillings (Ksh) ($149,000),” said Naomy Rono, the SACCO Chair. As of March 2015, the SACCO boasted Ksh 5 million ($54000) in member savings.
In Kenya, many rural households rely on small-scale farming for livelihoods. For instance, Fredrick Mwachofi, a 47-year-old father of four, is a dairy farmer in Mwatate Sub-county in Taita Taveta County.
Last updated: March 03, 2017