900 households benefit from financial emancipation program in Mwingi


By yoana kimwele

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Kitui Deputy Governor Dr Wathe Nzau has encouraged Mwingi North community groups to spend the grants given to them by Care International well by initiating income generating activities and have savings to improve their lives.

The sentiments were said by Dr Wathe at Kyuso Stadium in Mwingi North Sub- County, where he was representing the Chief Guest Governor Charity Ngilu during the financial graduation ceremony where 900 poor households from Mwingi North graduated out of Ultra Poverty through a social economic graduation process that is progressively transformative.

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Governor Charity Ngilu in speech lauded Care International NGO for the support they have been giving residents in the area noting they were inline with her agenda of Women empowerment and Wealth creation.

The programme is funded by the National Government Treasury and International Fund for Agricultural Development ( IFAD) through Care International.

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Others present were National Treasury Director Christopher Oisebe, IFAD Country Director Esther Kasalu, Care International Country Director Phyllis Kariuki, Mwingi North Sub County Administrator Stephen Matei, and DCC Kyuso, Tseikuru and Mumoni Sub Counties.

Among other local leaders who attended the life-changing event