A non-governmental organistaion has picked at least 48,000 households from 12 counties to benefit from a project seeking to counter adverse effects of climate change.
Hand in Hand Eastern Africa will empower the households to undertake various economic activities meant to conserve the environment.
The beneficiaries are from Homa Bay, Migori, Nyamira, Kisii, Busia, Siaya, Bungoma, Bomet, Kericho, Narok, Embu and Kirinyiga counties.
The programme also involves training of at least 4,800 pupils in primary and secondary schools on entrepreneurship skills.
Speaking during the project launch at a Homa Bay hotel, Hand in Hand Eastern Africa CEO Pauline Ngari said most parts of the country are experiencing environmental degradation because of human activities hence the need to reverse the trend.
“Our goal is to empower people from the counties to conserve the environment,” she said.