Jumuiya Women funds receive Sh 4 million from the Equality Funds From Canada

Jumuiya Women funds have received have received Sh 4 million from the Equality funds from Canada.

According to its CEO Milkah Cherotich this will help to empower women financially since most of them suffered during the coronavirus pandemic and many of them were rendered jobless,” she said.

Jumuiya women funds Is a feminist organization that was registered in 2019 that aims at empowering women and ensuring that women’s rights are not violated

She reiterated each group in the organization through its representative from the six counties namely, Uasin Gishu, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kericho Busia, and Homabay will receive between Sh 250,000 to 400,000 each.

She pointed out that they will address gender-based violence, economic injustice, sexual and reproductive health and rights, feminist movement and leadership, and feminist action for climate justice.

“There is economic injustice economic injustice such a that women don’t access credit facilities from banks due to a lot of collaterals requirement are causes of gender-based violence at home but through the funding, women will be able to sustain and uplift their families,” she said

Cherotich noted that the organization is going to advocate for the reduction of requirements to acquire loans for their business.

The chairlady Winny Kiptoo said that during this electioneering period men go for campaigns leaving women and children at home with nothing, but through the funding, women will be in a better position with no more struggles.

By Nickson Kipchumba

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