YET seeks to sustainably improve the living conditions of women/girls, youth and children among rural communities in Mumias District-Kenya by providing them with the tools and skills they need to build a healthy, economically sufficient life through a social entreprise model. Empowering women economically helps the society to move from a culture of domination to one of equality and partnership thereby reversing the old paradigm predicated on hierarchy, violence, and the subordination of women/girls, youth and children.
Since its inception, YET has continuously initiated, stimulated and supported projects aimed at improving the well-being of the poorest of the poor: women/girls, youth and children in Mumias District. Among its activities, YET creates income generating ventures among women and youths and maximizes the income accrued to provide scholastic support to girls in need, links young women to mentors who offer career guidance and entrepreneurial skills, trains illiterate/out of school young women in vocational activities, and creates awareness on human rights with particular focus on the basic rights of women and children. Our ventures therefore creates employment opportunities to disadvantaged youth and women and at the same time capacitating them with necessary entrepreneurial skills.
YET seeks to empower Kenya's most disadvantaged to permanently lift themselves out of extreme poverty and rights violation. We place special emphasis on women and youths among rural communities as they comprise a majority of the country's poor due to unemployment, culture and illiteracy. Gender inequity, specifically the subjugation and deprivation of women in the rural communities, is largely responsible for life-threatening health disparities and stunted economic growth. For societies to thrive, their women need to be safe, educated and financially independent. Supporting us through the StartSomeGod will enable us to attain our goal of empowering local women and youth in a sustainable way.