COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS BUSINESS SKILLS TRAINING
In the last week of August, Glucola Community Unit, from Baba Dogo will be undergoing the Business skills and Entrepreneurship training. The training is aimed at impacting skills and knowledge on business. After the three days training, the CHWs will be expected to come up with business plans that if viable, will be funded as a revolving fund.
Glucola Community Unit will be the 4th unit to benefit from this training. The other unit, Crescent, Maandazi and Hamaso, from Mukuru underwent the training last year and received business start up loans.
BRINE CHILDREN CENTRE - WASH PROJECT
In the heart of Mukuru, Brine Children Center has benefited from the construction of a base and installation of a 10000 litres storage tank. The construction, which started 3 weeks ago was completed and already the over 500 pupils are using the water. Brine is one of the 3 schools that were selected to benefit in the WASH project funded by GOAL Kenya.
Before the implementation of this project the entire pupils and faculty team was getting water from a storage tank of 2000 litres. This was not enough to meet the needs of the school.
(Brine school, before and after the Construction)
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2014
Some of the participants at the IYD event
YIKE's Programs Director addressing the participants
Children enjoying themselves
CITI/AMFI ENTREPRENUERS AWARD
In collaboration with our partners CITI Foundation and Association of Micro Finance Institutions (AMFI) we are nominating our youth who have benefitted twith the micro-credit services from our livelihoods program for the CITI?AMFI entreprenuers award 2014. We have selected five entreprenuers and whom we will nominate for the awards. Currently we are working on profiling them and ensuring that they meet the criteria. The first business is ...
Emmanuel Muthama Profile
Emmanuel Muthama is a former member of Pamoja Ghetto Youth Group. He joined the group in the year 2006. He is among the founders of the group. The group is based in Dandora. From the youth group he came to benefit from the Citi Foundation Grant. Emmanuel, 34 years old currently stays in Umoja Estate. He runs Jafa Foods Company where he produces pickled vegetables, peanut butter as well as distribution of cereals. He is married and has a 10 year old child.
The Citi Foundation grant to YIKE enable Emmanuel to attend training on Introduction to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control points (HACCP) delivered by TechnoServe and Partners in Food Solutions under the African Alliance for Improved Food Processing (AAIFP) project. It’s from this training that Emmanuel was able to makes changes to hygiene practices where he does the food processing. The fund also facilitated training in book-keeping where it has enabled him to keep proper financial records of his business.
In 2012 Emmanuel was able to obtain a loan of KES 10,000 from the Youth Entrepreneurial Program 4 where he was able to increase production of peanut as well start the cereals distribution. Jafa pickled products are sold at Karen Provision stores, Chandarana supermarkets, Mini Muthaiga Supermarket and Spring Valley Super Market. The peanut butter is very popular with Nairobi Eastland’s clientele.
As a beneficiary, Emmanuel was able to improve his income such that he was able to shift his family from living in a small house in Dandora to a larger house in Umoja Estate. Also he has been able to expand his business to the extent that he has employed four full time employees and three casuals.
Citi Foundation has been funding the YIKE's Youth Entrepreneurial Program from 2009 where over 200 youth have been able to access micro-loans for group (joint) or individual businesses. Also over 2,000 youth have been able to access various training which has been a component of the program.