NEED: The project was initiated to promote establishment of rural enterprise development for Chemaner location, Bomet County.
AVENUE TO MEET NEED: The project’s aim was to engage farmers in economically viable, socially acceptable and environmentally friendly community based enterprises as incentives for sustainable management of forest resources on their private land.
IMPACT: There was increased forest cover in the identified catchment areas. There was improved sustainable entrepreneurial practices adopted for economic empowerment and environmental management.
INNOVATION: As an incentive to ensure sustainable management of forest resources in their land, community members were incorporated into the rural enterprise development project.
NETFUND EFFECT: NETFUND in partnership with KCB Foundation initiated a pilot project on sustainable management of forest resources in Bomet and Lower Mara of the Mau water tower.
Through KCB Foundation and NETFUND, the group was able to reach 100 beneficiaries which arose from training of 56 farmers directly and 44 indirectly. As a result of this, an additional 63 nurseries were established with an estimated 120,000 seedlings transplanted which led to the reclamation of 100 acres of land.