Kenyan Senator Naisula Lesuuda visits Group Savings and Loans Project in Embu
Senator Naisula Lesuuda briefed by CARE Kenya's Nelly Otieno, GSL Program Manager/CARE Kenya 2013/Reshma Khan
CARE Kenya recently had the pleasure of hosting first-time Senator, Naisula Lesuuda, at our Group Savings and Loans Banking on Change project in Embu. Senator Lesuuda has also been invited by CARE Germany to attend a conference in Bonn in June 2013, with the theme of ' The Future of Growth, Economic Values and the Media', where she will be a moderator for a CARE-led workshop on how womens' access to savings and loans can foster economic growth and development.More information about the conference can be found at http://www.dw.de/global-media-forum/home/s-30956
Naisula Lesuuda became the youngest serving Kenyan Senator in 2013. She represents the Samburu County, and has also been elected as the Vice-Chairlady of the Kenyan Women's Parliamentary Association.
CARE Kenya Presents at Global Savings Groups (SG) Conference
CARE Kenya's Nelly Otieno and GSL beneficiary Beatrice Wandiga at the Conference
Nelly Otieno, the GS&L Sector Manager was one of the Keynote speakers on a panel about Savings Groups and Financial Inclusion at the 2013 Savings Group Conference ‘’Expanding Financial Inclusion and Development’’, held March 4-5 in Arlington, Virginia, USA. Bill Grant, Global Lead for Inclusive Economic Growth, opened the plenary with a historical perspective on savings groups and their role in rural development.
CARE Kenya's Safe Water Systems makes great strides
Every year, on 22nd March, the world celebrates World Water Day. This year, Proctor and Gamble, CARE’s partner on the Safe Water Systems(SWS) project, visited Kotoo Primary School in Siaya County to raise awareness about the importance of cleaning water, and where CARE Kenya was lauded for its work in providing over 3.5 million sachets of water purifier for clean, safe drinking water to children in 20 schools, as well as to 18,000 families. Watch a special segment and interview of Alex Mwaki, CARE SWS Program Manager, by NTV Kenya at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ0UmMD3G6g&list=UUekTpzKodObpOcmvVCFUvTw&index=29 A media story can also be found at http://4thestatewire.co.ke/?p=1727
CARE ranks seventh of top 100 NGOs list
(Geneva, January 24, 2013) CARE International, one of the leading aid organizations worldwide, ranks seventh among 100 non-government organizations, according to the Top 100 NGOs list of the Global Journal. “This distinction is exciting news for CARE. It confirms that our global organization is on the right path to fight poverty around the world with our long-term development programs and our efficient emergency responses. At the same time, it encourages us to achieve an even greater impact on the lives of millions of poor people, especially women and girls and to support them overcoming poverty,” says Dr. Robert Glasser, CARE International’s Secretary General. CARE also ranked seventh in 2012, the year the Global Journal introduced the list of top 100 NGOs.