Project for Improving safety and livelihood of workers hired by small holders in Kenya

Implemented in 2019 to 2021 with support from Ethical Tea Partnership, IDH and the KTDA foundation.

The project objective is to enhance the social economic opportunities of 1200 workers of tea small holders farms in
three catchment areas, Imenti (Meru County), Kapkoros (Bomet County) and Makomboki (Muranga County) as
well as to improve safety in the communities and improve opportunities for 450 children.

The project aimed at:
1. Facilitating the vulnerable workers access to savings and credit utilizing Village savings and Loan Association
2. Train and sensitize groups on gender issues and reporting mechanisms
3. Provide training to groups on business skills and locally appropriate income earning opportunities
4. Training groups on additional topics as Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, Clean energy as identified at the start of the
project with individual groups
5. Explore options of linking groups with formal financial institutions and to scale up the number of groups in cost
effective way as well as use learning from the pilot to enhance future programming.
6. Empowering 450 pupils in 15 schools in three tea growing counties in Kenya to Champion gender issues,
nutrition and life skills among peers and their families
7. Improving safety of women in the tea growing communities by strengthening local reporting and support