The Program Model
Stage I. Identification of participants - The applicants to this program are mainly young women who live in underserved areas in Africa. The potential beneficiaries’ applications are vetted by the Cherehani Africa recruitment committee in partnership with the local religious and administrative institutions.
Stage III. Asset transfer- On completion of training, we provide beneficiaries with sewing machines and/or business tools. The sewing machines are repaid by the beneficiaries at a rate of $9 per month over a period of 12 months. On completion of repayment, ownership is fully transferred to the tailor.
Stage IV. Initiating the Culture of Saving –The beneficiaries are encouraged to join and register women groups within their markets. Through the groups the members save weekly. The savings are a social cover against emergencies.
Stage V. Financial Inclusion - The beneficiaries can access loans from a minimum of $100 up to $1,000. The loans enable the beneficiaries to increase their stock, increase their product line and access new markets.
Stage VI. Monitoring and support -Our field managers visit beneficiaries at their work stations to monitor progress and share on their experiences with the project. The visits form the basis of product development and refinement. During the visits, the field managers provide free assessment of the functionalities of the sewing machines and book them for repairs.
Area of Operation
Baringo County; and
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