In June 2022, COHF partnered with; Focus Women Foundation (the funding partner) to implement a livelihood support project in Eastleigh, Nairobi. The project objective is to enhance households’ income of marginalized women through Income generating activities (IGAs) and capacity building on access to basic social services rights in Eastleigh, Nairobi Kenya with the primary target groups being vulnerable women living in Eastleigh, widows and women heading households.
The project envisages the following results:
- Increased and more consistent household income and improved employment opportunities for women and girls. To achieve this, 10 women IGA groups were created and trained in business management, financial and procurement procedures and record keeping, technical aspects of IGAs, sales and marketing. Cash grants were transferred to the 10 IGA groups.
- Increased access to financial services, basic rights and justice for the women and girls. To achieve this, we facilitated improved capacity of the 100 women in cash management, savings, and investment. Existing groups also accessed basic rights like licensing and permits for small scale businesses During the project we conducted proper Mobilization, Sensitization. Identification and Selection of beneficiaries was also done after assessing level of vulnerability of the selected communities. Trainings was conducted on Group Formation, Access to Basic Social Services, Business Training (Start-ups and upscale) for the 100 Selected Beneficiaries. We also distributed Cash Grants in support of the IGA.