Over Ksh1.92 m has been disbursed by the Government and World Bank to various youth groups in Homa Bay District.
District Home Economics Officer, Mrs. Catherine Mlulwe revealed that the programme, which begun in 2004 with 16 registered groups, has helped many youth groups to venture into different agricultural activities.
She also added that the fund was meant to enable the farmers in the groups work jointly to upscale their production, adding that during that period food production improved considerably.
Mrs. Mlulwe revealed that for this financial year, two groups applied for funding but unfortunately only one group qualified for funding of Ksh150, 000.
She noted that many widows in the region have benefited from the programme, and urged youth groups with an interest in business enterprises to forward proposals in areas of food security and water provision.
She also reiterated that for a group to qualify it must register 20 committed members who are ready to undertake agricultural related activities.
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