ECONOMIC UPLIFTMENT PROJECT
“There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women”- Kofi Annan
Millenium Developments | Women Empowerment
ECONOMIC UPLIFTMENT PROJECT
On Saturday, 19th September 2015, members from Zahra Al-batul Women Group together with Suqaina Women Group hosted a trade fair at Samburu Centre from 8.00am to 4.00pm. Economic Upliftment Groups from all 15 BMMK centres were invited to participate in this event.
For the Third consecutive year, a six day seminar was organized from 22nd – 27th, February 2014, at the Bilal hall to empower and educate the ladies under the Economic Upliftment Project run by Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya in the rural centres. Two members from each group participated in this seminar.
The only person who is educated is the one who has learnt how to learn and change. Carl Rogers
With continuous training received from the Mission on empowerment. The women groups have come up with the idea of creating a platform to market their products in different areas. One such step forward was facilitating local trade fairs in their villages.
Module 2 Training in the rural areas
In continuation towards empowerment of the women in the rural areas, Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya organized six day Module 2 training on Business Management for Lamkani women group in Mackinnon road centre.
Live Goat Scheme
As a part of the Economic Upliftment Project, a Live Goats Scheme has been introduced. The purpose of this scheme is to provide women groups in rural centers with live goats for rearing and
Gender Empowerment through Economic Upliftment 2013
This project initiated with the idea of empowering women in the rural areas to have an additional source of income to contribute towards their household expenses in these times of extremely high rate of poverty, accelerating rate of inflation, rise in the standard of living and lack of adequate rainfall.
For the second consecutive year, a six day seminar was organized from
Micro Finance Loans
Upon completion of the training the women fill in application forms for the interest free micro finance loans. This enables them to start their own businesses thus reducing dependence and creating employment opportunities.
Vocational Training in the Villages
In order to empower the women in the villages, the Mission runs tailoring classes five days a week in Mackinon Road and Chengoni Rural Centres. The course that is being offered is as per the Government Syllabus.
Live Goat Report
As a part of the Economic Upliftment Project, a Live Goats Scheme has been introduced. The purpose of this scheme is to provide women groups in rural centers with live goats for rearing and breeding. It is aimed that each member should have a goat so that they are reared and bred to reproduce more.