SOCIO-ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME


KARE seeks to improve social wellbeing and livelihoods of communities that it serves. This includes health promotion, supporting livelihood activities, supporting education and skills development.

Promotion of Economic Rights

With huge social and economic inequalities in Kenya, children and women have the least share even at the family level. Forty two per cent (42%) of the population lives under a dollar a day. Cultural practices and beliefs prevent women from owning property. The social structures to facilitate women to do business are weak; the government support systems to enable women to alleviate poverty are yet to make significant impact. Women remain economically under-empowered segment of the Kenyan society. KARE will work towards securing women’s economic autonomy and ensure that women have increased access and control over economic resources. It will also address the traditional cultural practices which directly impact on women’s land and property rights. These will be done by (1) bringing to surface the feminized nature of poverty; (2) advocating transforming macro-economic structures, restructuring financial architecture so they anchor equality and social justice in their design; 3) supporting financinginitiatives for women and children (4) conducting training for traditional leaders, women leaders and representatives from the county and national governments on women’s land and property right. As well, this strategy will involve supporting education of vulnerable children by providing scholarships, sponsorships and household support to enhance economic and livelihood status and prospect for various families.