Tag: Kenya

MEDA launches Kenya project to strengthen economies, foster thriving businesses for future generations

MEDA formally launched its Leveraging Equality for Gender Inclusive Economic Development (LEGEND) project with an in-person event held on January 26th, 20223. Over six years, this project will support 250 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), 30,000 small entrepreneurs (SEs), 100 associations, and other business ecosystem actors in nine targeted counties in Kenya’s Lake and Coast regions.

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Why harnessing local knowledge is best- a conversation among project staff from Kenya and the Philippines

To better explain MEDA’s transformational journey towards embracing a North-South equilibrium and developing partnerships that are based on delivering systems-level impacts in agri-food systems, Catherine Sobrevega (Country Director, Philippines) and Geoffrey Juma (Country Director, Kenya) sat down with Jessica Villanueva, Senior Director, Technical Areas of Practice to reflect in their own words how their work addresses current trends in international development and contributes to the goals espoused by MEDA’s Strategic Plan.

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Hearing from women entrepreneurs in Kenya and Rwanda: What we learned during MEDA’s Second Chance Success Project GLI Summit

The two-day MEDA’s Second Chance Success Window project Summit held at the end of July 2022 combined the robust findings, learnings, and recommendations from the Second Chance Success Project. The event brought together investment funds, financial institutions, civil society representatives, business development service providers, and women-owned small and growing businesses from Kenya and Rwanda.

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MEDA launches a new project in Kenya to provide crucial economic support for businesses

MEDA is pleased to announce the Leveraging Equality for Gender-Inclusive Economic Development (LEGEND) project in Kenya. Building on MEDA’s proven results in Kenya, the LEGEND project will apply Gender Lens Investing expertise to improve the economic prosperity of women, youth, and other underrepresented populations in the country’s aquaculture, horticulture, and poultry sectors.

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Promoting Sustainable Bioenergy in Kenya – Briq-O-Blaze Briquettes

Through MEDA’s M-SAWA project, funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), TCP is providing 15-20 alternative fuel producer (50% women led) enterprises with training, mentorship, financial support, technical support, online resources, and access to a network of entrepreneurs to generate a positive economic and environmental impact by displacing use of traditional wood charcoal.

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Supporting Inter-generational Rice Farming in Kenya

Lucas Odhiambo Oduor has been a rice farmer since childhood, supporting his grandfather and father’s farming business. Now in his early thirties, Lucas is a married father of 3 children. As the first born in his family he is also responsible for supporting his parents and siblings.

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