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Socio-Economic Impact

Empowers marginalized communities, particularly women and girls in rural areas, by providing quality financial literacy training such as table banking and entrepreneurship education (e.g., basket weaving), fostering economic growth and sustainable income-generating projects.

The Naledi Initiative looks at ending poverty in all its forms everywhere. Majority of families in Kenya, especially in under-served rural communities live on less than a dollar a day. Naledi Initiative is passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty.

In semi-arid areas of Kenya like Tharaka women tend to go through a lot of hardships because of the patriarchal nature of the society. Some go through abuse and other harmful cultural practices which degrade them.
Together with community through Community Empowerment Program Model (CEPM), we developed the women economic empowerment initiative with the following three goals:
 Find a sustainable way of making the women financially independent.
 Create awareness on the harmful cultural practices and fight against them.
 Advocacy and awareness of 19 human rights in their communities

 
This initiative was launched at Marimanti in 2018, we begun with a small number of about 30 women from the local community, who formed Makena (Joy) self-help women group.
Through this initiative we have been able to achieve the following:
 Financial literacy training
 Basket weaving project
 Formulation of table banking groups
 Awareness on 19 human rights
 Village visioning

We work shoulder to shoulder with community members, particularly women in establishing small enterprise that have social impact. We provide entrepreneurship education and financial literacy for both women and young people.

We conduct our on research before starting any programme for monitoring and evaluation purpose in order to provide evidence-based interventions. 

We conduct surveys and interviews to ensure we understand the context of a community before moving forward for interventions.

Solving the right problem with the most effective approach sounds simple, but is a very often wrongly assumed.