Read more about our collaboration with Hand in Hand
Here, Hand in Hand works to help people create and influence their own living conditions – with their own power, but also with a little help from us. Both Qred and Hand in Hand are convinced that entrepreneurship is the way out of poverty.
Together we have sponsored Ngusishi Village in Kenya. In the village, residents have been taught how to run and develop their own businesses, which has made Ngusishi Village full of entrepreneurs who are now completely self-sufficient.
During the project,:
- More than 350 members
In the village, they have been taught
- 218 companies started
339 jobs were created.
- Of these supervised entrepreneurs, 4/5 are women.
Women are central to development work as they have an important social and economic impact on both the family, but also society. Studies show that women spend 90% of their income on family, therefore their development and education is one of the solutions in the fight against poverty. By providing long-term solutions such as education and networks, we are one step closer to ending poverty. Meet Faith who lives in Ngusishi:
Faith Kinya tells how she saw life as a challenge full of unrest regarding both food and finances. Today it is a different story, with education as the starting point and self-confidence as the final product. Faith has become a true entrepreneur and develops her business as a farmer on a daily basis.
Watch Hand in Hands video to learn more about their vision.
Qred wants to continue to drive change and has therefore chosen to continue its cooperation with Hand in Hand and their vision of combating poverty in the long term through entrepreneurship education. Ngusishi Village has proven itself by becoming completely independent, but a large part of the population of Meru province in which the village is located is still unemployed.
Therefore, Qred sponsors the village of Mutunyi Village located in the same province of Kenya. Today, Mutunyi Village is made up of small-scale farmers who often feel a concern about food and money. With Hand in Hand, they will learn how to run and develop businesses. This gives the inhabitants of the village the opportunity to take control of their economy and their lives, and thus they can also become completely independent.