APaD Kenya

Women empoerment and gender equity

For societies to thrive, women and girls must have access to education, healthcare, and technology. They must have control of resources, lands, and markets. They must also have equal rights and equal opportunities as breadwinners, peace-builders and leaders.Investing in gender equality and women’s empowerment can unlock human potential on a transformational scale.

APaD’s vision recognizes that greater gender equality means better outcomes for everyone and that the goal of ending extreme poverty will only be achieved if women and girls are at the center of our efforts. Women and girls continue to face profound inequalities in Turkana County, and are often particularly vulnerable to extreme poverty

Strengthening of livelihoods assets & improvement of household’s income (DRR)

This project was funded by IRC for 9 months for KSH 1,800,000.

Key Achievements:

  • Improved infrastructure -rehabilitation and construction of LMA markets in Letea, Turkana West and Oropoi.
  • Increased knowledge among VSLA groups on business and micro-finance management.
  • Increased knowledge among LMAs on value addition sectors, specifically meat drying (biltong)