Kenya

Helping women earn a living in East Pokot

CHURO [ACTED News] - In Kenya, pastoralism, otherwise known as nomadic livestock herding, is a way of life and constitutes a main source of revenue for many people. Livestock traded at local markets is often the only source of income for pastoralists, yet women are excluded from cattle related economic activities at these markets.

In response to this situation, ACTED is currently piloting resource bulking and co-operative practices for women’s groups at Amaya Market in East Pokot County. By building their capacity in management and supporting them in different economic activities such as poultry rearing and honey production, ACTED aims at improving women’s livelihoods. This project is supported by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.