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Leveraging Equality for Gender-Inclusive Economic Development (LEGEND) Kenya

Kenya

MEDA - Mennonite Economic Development Associates

Titre : Leveraging Equality for Gender-Inclusive Economic Development (LEGEND) Kenya

LEGEND is an acronym for Leveraging Equality for Gender-Inclusive Economic Development project. The LEGEND project will provide support to hundreds of SMEs, thousands of SEs, and 100 associations, and offer women and youth essential resources and training.

Région /Pays : Kenya

Date : 2022-2027

Contexte
While Kenya is one of the wealthier countries in Africa, high levels of inequality and poverty remain, especially in rural areas and among women, youth, and other marginalized populations. The Government of Kenya has set ambitious economic growth goals but to achieve them, it needs to support the growth of local businesses, particularly in the agriculture sector which continues to employ the majority of the country’s population, including women. The Blue Economy (including fisheries and aquaculture) is one sector that has strong growth potential, but high levels of gender inequality and risks of gender-based violence pose challenges for equitable growth.

Objectif
Improved socio-economic prosperity of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and small entrepreneurs (SEs), especially women and youth, in the aquaculture, horticulture, and poultry sectors in targeted counties in the Lake Zone (Busia, Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori) and Coast (Taita Taveta, Kilifi, Kwale, Mombasa) regions of Kenya

Resultats attendus
The project will support 250 SMEs, 30,000 SEs and 100 associations and other eco-system actors in targeted regions, prioritizing engaging with and addressing the challenges facing women and youth by increasing access to information, inputs, technology, financing, and markets through technical assistance, matching grants and investment capital.

Financement : Global Affairs Canada.

MEDA

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