ASSIST and EPTF Formalize Partnership to Foster Effective and Sustainable Approaches to Reducing Poverty in Kenya
On 27th June 2017, EPTF and ASSIST signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase impact and promote effective and sustainable approaches to reducing poverty in Kenya.
Both organizations will promote collaborative projects and cooperate together in all areas of common interest such as Entrepreneurship Development among vulnerable groups in Kenya through training and mentoring, Building the capacity of organized projects for the welfare of the community and Focus on agribusiness.
Assist is a nonprofit organization that provides emergency aid and long-term development assistance to poor, marginalized and weak. Its model focuses on “help with self help” in the form of projects that give lasting results.
Assist has its presence in Africa and Asia.
According to the World Bank Organization, Kenya still grapples with poverty as a development challenge contributed by high unemployment rates and inflation. In order to transform lives of ordinary citizens, Kenya needs to take steps towards poverty alleviation which ultimately ensures sustained growth (17th,03,2017).
The Economic Projects Transformational Facility (EPTF) has been on the frontline to promote entrepreneurship development among the youth and women as a way of mitigating unemployment and poverty.