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Equipped to Respond: Organizational Sustainability in Kenya
Uasin Gishu County Youth Bunge Forum (UGCYB), a community-based organization in Kenya’s Uasin Gishu County, works to support youth employment opportunities and community engagement.
In 2020, as UGCYB sought to meet community needs during the pandemic, they called upon skills developed by participating in the Yetu Initiative’s bootcamp. The Yetu Initiative, a partnership between the Aga Khan Foundation and USAID, hosts bootcamps to build the capacity of local organizations to raise Kenyan resources for Kenyan needs. The bootcamps offer practical training, coaching, mentoring, and peer learning to help organizations successfully launch local fundraising campaigns.
The bootcamp helped UGCYB establish partnerships with corporations and the county government, which allowed them to distribute more than 20,000 masks in low-income areas of their county, including informal settlements. More Information
Farmers, Tech, and Solutions in the Face of Climate Change
From better seeds to banking services, Mercy Corps’ AgriFin program partners with organizations serving smallholder farmers—especially women—to access critical resources. More Information
Improving Lives Through Solar Cooking in Kakuma Refugee Camp
Solar Cookers International (SCI) is increasing solar cooking in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya to mitigate climate change. 90% of the population in Kenya uses polluting fuels for cooking. Because women and girls commonly face higher risks and greater burdens from cooking over open fires, SCI empowers women and girls to implement the equitable climate change solution of solar cooking. 1,260 people have currently been directly impacted by this solar cooking initiative and numerous benefits experienced, including improved health and safety, and increased time and income generation possibilities. More Information