Narok business women empowered

SNV organization officials hand over a printer to Narok County chief officers from the department of agriculture, livestock and fisheries. Photo / Nancy Masit

By Nancy Masit

Women in Narok South and West have every reason to smile after the SNV organization and the Narok County government opened an information hub.

They can now access useful information on how and where they can get funds to carry on with their projects.

The coordinator for SNV programme Mugure Githuku said a total of 769 women have already benefitted from the programme.

It was started in 2016 and has assisted the government to establish 18 policies to run business where 1000 farmers in total have been assisted.

She said they have covered two phases in Erusiae and Murua in Narok North, Sagamian and Mogoiyuet wards in Narok South.

They have also educated 48 groups on agricultural techniques and trained them in poultry and dairy farming, plus bee and livestock keeping.

The Narok County Chief Officer for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Grace Mugo said that the county has been hosting the SNV programme since June 2018 after they signed an MOU with the county government.

Women groups are linked to programs like Narigp and ASDSP11 so that they can empower their households and improve their incomes.

“The whole family benefits when technical expertise is given to the women groups, which provides an enabling policy environment for them to do business,” said Mugo.

She urged all the women to visit the county agriculture office which houses the business hub to get useful information.

She said the county government had played its role of capacity building to boost value chains and economic empowerment of women groups and also linking them to finance and market access.

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