KITUI LACKS WOMEN ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AGENDA.
Empowering Women to achieve their full potential is one of the most imperative and integral ways to fight poverty. In Kitui where TechoServe works, Women continue to face tremendous barriers and obstacles to success.
They have limited access to the productive resources like land, finance and information that they need to grow their farms and businesses but are severely hindered by poverty, violence and discrimination.
In most cases, Women must also balance the bulk of household and childcare responsibilities with efforts to improve or sharpen their skills or adeptness to earn independent incomes.
Investing in opportunities for Women could have wide economic and social impact. If Women farmers had the same access as Men to training, information and resources, they could increase production on their farms by up-to 30% and on a wider scale. A recent study estimated that Women’s equal participation in the labour market would increase the County’s income by 26%.
In addition to that, Women’s economic empowerment not only promotes greater economic development but also greater equity, opportunity and social progress.
It’s quite unfortunate We are Seeing the current Kitui County Government and administration lax on this. May God Save Kitui.
TEAM AMBASSADOR KIEMA KILONZO