Ruth Nalyanya, Kenya



Ruth Nalyanya, Kenya

Peace Path Development Initiative is a grassroots-based initiative, operating at the village level, that began as a series of activities and led to the mobilization of 40 women from 2 villages in Kenya, to undertake economic activities. The objectives are to strengthen the role of rural women in peace-building processes and community development through networking and collaboration; and to promote the dignity of women and girls through sustainable economic empowerment activities. These objectives have made the females less vulnerable to male manipulation because poverty in the households has been linked to wide-spread women and gender based violence.

This organization is also promoting the rights and well being of women through education and advocacy and engaging women in discussions and exchange forums aimed at sensitizing them to the many forms of abuse and gender based violence.  Peace Path Development Initiative intends to sponsor 40 village women to grow groundnuts and urgently seek funds to do so. Groundnuts are much easier to plant and manage and from their sales it will be possible to plough back into other small scale, but viable activities, for value addition. The grant will facilitate 10 women – 5 from each village – to purchase groundnuts seeds for planting this year, 2018.

 

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