Our Contacts

Mvuli Lane, off Thika Superhighway

Opp. Muthaiga Police Station

P. O. Box: 3006 - 00200,

Nairobi, Kenya

 

Office Mobiles:

0722 - 252939

0721 - 367677

0722 - 258550

 

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Website: www.wrapkenya.or.ke

Economic Empowerment Programme

Breaking away from abusive relationships, where issues have gone out of hand and meditation has failed is still difficult for many women; it is hard to make the critical decisions necessary for them to move on with their lives due to the economic factor. Economic empowerment, therefore, is a strategy that enables vulnerable women {women affected or at risk of GBV} to stop or to avoid poverty-driven violence.

 Initial attempts at economic empowerment involved skills training in such areas tailoring, embroidery, culinary skills, beadwork and others. However, this was not very effective; clients had their capacities built, but had no access to startup capital. A pilot project that entailed solidarity lending as a strategy towards initiating sustainable livelihoods was recently implemented under the Economic Empowerment Programme - beneficiaries were mobilized into groups of co-guarantors for the purposes of solidarity lending. It entailed capacity building and skills training to enable women to participate more effectively and thus benefit more from individual and group Income Generating Activities {IGA’s}. 

To make it more effective, WRAP seeks to partner with various Micro-Finance Institutions E.g. Jamii Bora, WFT and Equity Bank in training beneficiaries on loan management, investments and savings. As a strategy towards organisational sustainability, WRAP has started IGA’s under the Economic Empowerment Programme; ultimately, the labour needs of most IGA’s will be supplied by clients, thus providing a means for livelihood support for clients and women vulnerable to GBV.