Group of Reformed Morans from Transmara set to benefit from kitty to start Microbusinesses
A group of youth in the Transmara Region of Narok County have received seed funding from the Anglican Development Services (ADS) Kenya to start micro-enterprises. The 30 Youth, are former Morans who have since reformed from cattle rustling activities in the region. The funding will see the youth, drawn from various communities in the region start small businesses- offering them alternative sustainable livelihoods and help curb intercommunal conflicts. The youth have also been trained in small business start-ups and business plan development. They also participated in peace-building forums, all aimed at eliminating youth involvement, in perennial ethnic clashes that have for long been witnessed in the area.
The youths also planted trees at the ACK Faith Church, Kilgoris -at the end of the business skills empowerment training to mark the moment. The Training took place from the 23rd to -24th of February, 2022.
For 6 years ADS has been working with various stakeholders in the larger Transmara Region of Narok County to promote interethnic cohesion. This has been done through strategies such as championing inter-communal dialogue, identifying root causes of conflict, promoting shared communal growth, and offering post-conflict recovery services to victims of past conflicts. The stakeholders engaged in the peace processes include elders, Government security agencies, women and youth groups, victims of intercommunal clashes, and church leaders. The peace-building initiative is part of the Kenya Integrated Peace Project (KIPP) that is supported by Bread for the world and implemented by ADS Kenya.