According to Kenya bureau of statistics 2011 report, 50% of the Kenyan population comprises of women, therefore to build a strong economy women labor force participation is crucial. In most cases, women participate in low income informal work, unpaid care work at home, and face occupational segregation, denied access to basic education and health care, suffer violence and discrimination, and are vastly under-represented in political realm and economic decision making moreso at the grassroot level.
EDUCATION, WORK AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES
At WUSETE we aim for Total Empowerment, to improve the quality of life for women, men, families, and communities. Our group relationship managers with their team, are deployed into the rural areas to meet with community leaders, identify women engaged in an economic activity(subsistence agriculture, small business enterprises, basketry & weaving, pottery, carving, jewellery, tie& dye), assist with formal registration, organizational structure, training & development, loan facilities, source of raw materials, sales & marketing for products, storage & transportation, while facilitating civic education and networking seminars. Once the group is self-sustained, periodic monitoring, training & development is conducted twice a month to promote growth and survival.
- By facilitating civic education& training we help women build their capacity, sensitization on gender equality, and encourage women to engage in advocacy to public policy making and right to vote, become elected officials, and free access to political spheres.
- In a male dominated partriachial society violence against women is a norm. we sensitize women on their human right to live a dignified life, free from physical, sexual, and mental abuse and its negative impact on well being, productivity, and health implications. The increase in disposable income provides the option for women to leave abusive relationships.
- Support of innovation and entrepreneurship to pursue business ventures and become responsible citizens. Our group relationship managers with their team, are deployed into the rural areas to meet with community leaders, identify women groups engaged in an economic activity(Agriculture, salon & barber shops, carpentry, jua kali metal, sewing, shoe repair, motor bike & tuk tuk transportation), assist with formal registration, organizational structure, training & development, loan facilities, source of raw materials, sales & marketing for products, storage & transportation, while facilitating civic education and networking seminars. Once the group is self-sustained, periodic monitoring, training & development is conducted twice a month to promote growth and survival. Assist in marketing of end products.
- Through training and skill development we are enabling our young women to find employment, encourage innovativeness or young entrepreneurs with a decent income to support their families, keep them off the streets, drugs and criminal activities arising from lack of basic needs.
- Through civic education and policy participation, we promote Young women participation in National youth policy formulation and give them a strong voice to advocate for social issues and fight for their human rights, generating responsible citizens.
- We believe an empowered young woman equals accelerated economic growth and innovation. We provide technical, professional and financial support to business ventures and start-ups, advancing short term loans and periodic progress monitoring to ensure they reach full potential.
MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH, CHILDREN, HIV&AIDS
According to Kenya population data sheet, 43% of the total population is under 15 years. We are passionate about children. We believe that our future relies on child survival, education, protection, and development. Great emphasis is exerted to orphans, street children and brilliant children from poor households. Local community capacity to support and protect children in poverty stricken areas has proved a challenge, increased death toll emanating from HIV/AIDS, death from preventable diseases, lack of access to clean drinking water and poor sanitation has led to a rise of child headed households. Even with free primary and secondary education, the extremely poor house holds can not afford uniforms, supplies and boarding school, poor infrastructure and access to school. This affects child welfare.
WUSETE sets out to combat and eliminate these challenges. we have identified selected children orphanages that we support and shower our affection t these destitute children. Our welfare relationship managers with their team, are deployed into the rural areas to meet with community leaders, identify orphaned children and recommend our affiliated children homes that we support to adopt the children. He performs regular visits, conducts a needs analysis, basic needs are provided, ensuring each child is in an education program and conducts periodic visits to ascertain every child is living a decent life.
- Many children continue to be vulnerable in the rural area and by adoption into decent children homes we ensure access to safe and clean drinking water, adequate sanitation, and prevent death from curable diseases, well nourished.
- By enrolling each child to uninterrupted & quality education from early childhood, we build empowered & enlightened future with the hope that these children will one day become our future leaders, and advocate for an equitable society, and eradicate poverty. They gain skills to suatain their adulthood and find their voice to choose the right paths in life.
- By advocating for other children marginalized by poverty, conflict, gender discrimination, we strive to create an empowered, economically stable, equitable resources and sustainable.
WILDLIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION.
The survival of the world largest mammal living on land is threatened by extinction and we have the tools to prevent this. We owe it to our future family generations to witness this magnificent creature, we owe it to Mother Nature in point of balance restoration and we owe this to ourselves to respect the gift of life as God intended.
Wusete understands poaching has an adverse effect on economic activities of communities neighboring wildlife reserves and game parks. By encouraging community initiatives to protect our wildlife we eliminate the individual who aids the poachers to maneuver around and poach and carry the horns to transport. Wusete deploys staff members into the rural areas to meet with community leaders, and adopt a group of community watch, to form a group, assist in registration & organization struct, sourcing of raw materials, transport and other expenses, loan application, sale and marketing of finished products. Periodic monitoring of progress, educating on civil rights, organizing networking seminars.
Between 1979-1987 the African elephant population declined drastically from 1,300,000 to 600,000. With poachers targeting the matriarchs (adult females) due to their large tusks who are the leaders of the family and provide the social glue in elephant herds, this compromised their social, competitive and psychological functioning. Causing a disrupted age structure and orphaned offspring with no protection, no guidance and vulnerable to attacks and eventually death.
Recently as we mourned Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe, rangers in Tsavo West National park report five elephants were killed, a mother elephant and four of her offspring’s. KWS Head of corporate communication Paul Gathitu expressed his devastation. President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed a new wild life bill into law, President Barrack Obama announces new draft Ivory in fighting to stop wildlife crime. Time to act is NOW! We are losing 96 elephants every day. It is estimated that by the year 2020 they will extinct, 22nd century they will become a legend, another dinosaur story, with our great grandchildren, debating on whether they existed or not.
- Escalation of poaching habits, habitat loss, human-elephant conflict, and adverse weather conditions arising from destructive human behaviors. All this can be reverted through advocating better protection for our wild, reinforcement of policies to prevent illegal poaching and ivory trade, conserving natural habitats, reintroducing captive elephants back to the wild and sanctuaries.
- Natures Ecological systems are in a stable equilibrium, a small change in one parameter is bound to be corrected by some negative feedback to restore the parameter back to its original point of balance. This is true for our wildlife as it is true for humans. ACT NOW by a click on your phone, share the plight of our beloved Animals.
- Our advocacy efforts go along way. 21ST Century has been crowned the Information Age, Digital Revolution, where a knowledge-based society surrounded by a high-tech global economy that spans across all sectors to operate in an efficient and convenient way. This is our opportunity to ACT with our voice united, resource mobilizations efforts exercised, and fight crimes against nature in well over 190 Nations, via social media but it starts with you with clicking on your smartphone, iPad, or tablet.