Program for Economic Empowerment and Alternative Livelihood Options for Young Women in Kenya

Promoting increased access to safer livelihood opportunities among young women from fishing communities.

Kenya Value Girls Project

The Kenya Value Girls is a four-year program funded by Nike Foundation and USAID. Implemented by Cardno Emerging Markets, this partnership seeks to raise the incomes of 2,000 young women between the ages of 14 and 24 from communities around Lake Victoria in the Western and Nyanza Provinces of Kenya. The program aims to ensure young women’s security by offering access to safer and more lucrative livelihood options; increasing their participation into high growth value chains; developing and communicating an effective model for economically empowering girls and young women.


  • The Nike Foundation

    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The Nike Foundation in 2004 began investing in adolescent girls as powerful agents of change in the developing world. This focus emerged from the company's desire to support the world's...

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Cardno Emerging Markets

    Development Consulting, Works & Construction
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    Cardno’s nearly 50 years of international development field work have yielded measureable impact and sustainable results across an exceptionally broad portfolio of countries of operation...

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Key Information

LocationEastern Africa, El Salvador, Kenya
  • Start Date 2008
  • End Date 2012
  • ValueUSD 4.7 Million