KACK Lishe Poa Program in Nairobi

In a significant effort to support women’s health and well-being, the KOICA Alumni-Kenya Chapter (KAKC)
generously donated 3,500 sanitary towels through the Lishe Poa program in Nairobi. This donation will have a profound impact on the lives of many women and girls in the community, providing them with essential
supplies that they may not otherwise be able to afford.
The Lishe Poa program is a comprehensive initiative that addresses four key areas:

  1. Livelihoods: The program empowers women to become economically independent by providing
    them with training and resources to start and manage their own businesses. This enables women to
    generate income, support their families, and contribute to the overall economic development of
    the community.
  2. Education: The Lishe Poa program recognizes the importance of education for women’s
    empowerment and provides access to educational opportunities. This includes literacy and
    numeracy training, vocational skills development, and support for continuing education.
  3. Health & Nutrition: The program prioritizes women’s health and well-being by providing access to
    healthcare services, nutrition education, and reproductive health support. This includes promoting
    preventive measures, early detection of diseases, and promoting healthy lifestyle choices.
  4. Governance & Advocacy: The Lishe Poa program encourages women’s participation in decision-making processes and advocates for their rights. This involves training women in leadership skills,
    promoting gender equality, and empowering them to voice their concerns and advocate for their

The KAKC’s donation of sanitary towels aligns perfectly with the Lishe Poa program’s focus on women’s
health and well-being. Access to these essential supplies is crucial for women’s menstrual health and
hygiene, allowing them to maintain their dignity, participate fully in their communities, and pursue their
education and livelihoods without limitations.
This generous donation reflects the KAKC’s commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of women
and girls in Kenya. By supporting organizations like Lishe Poa, the KAKC is contributing to a more equitable
and prosperous society where women have the opportunities and resources they need to thrive.

The Concern Worldwide launched “Lishe Poa, Maisha Poa project” with Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Kenya Office, the Ministry of Health(MoH), and Nairobi County Government on 4rd Oct in Serena Hotel in Nairobi, which aims at meeting the significant market need for affordable and nutritious food solutions for young children, pregnant and lactating mothers for improved health and nutrition status.
The main participants in this launch was project steering committees(the MoH, Nairobi City County representative, UNICEF, etc), community health workers in target areas and journalists.
Country director of KOICA Kenya office, Hyeyoung SHIN delivered Keynote speeches to the partners to encourage them to continue supporting this “Lishe Poa project”.
KOICA is glad to transfer Korea’s development experience and implement the Korean Government development initiatives through the Lishe Poa project, which is one of the Innovative Partnership Solution (IPS) program of KOICA. At the end of the project, we expect to Have affordable, nutritious food solutions for young children, pregnant and lactating mothers that can contribute to their improved nutrition status.



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