Start-Up Grant For Yala Widows’ Co-Operative

If you help widows to greater independence you are helping vulnerable children to a brighter future. In the small community of Yala in western Kenya, a widows’ co-operative has been set up, teaching skills that generate income and mean increased self-sufficiency for these women struggling to feed, clothe and educate their children.

KOFUP was pleased to give a grant of £500 to the co-operative which will be used to buy start-up items like seeds to grow crops, wool to crochet cardigans and materials to make mats. The results of their endeavours will then be sold at market (on a stall funded by KOFUP) with part of the profits being ploughed back into the co-operative and the rest going to give these women and their families the chance of a better life.