Economy

Mathare Decide

August 11, 2014
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Today very early in the morning people turned out to vote for the member of parliament. Poling stations were opened by 6 O’clock . The turnout was very low, voters were taking the shortest time ever. Few cases of voter bribery has been reported and some voters arrested. There was heavy presence of security...

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PEOPLE DOING BUSINESS ALONG THE ROAD

June 13, 2013
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PEOPLE DOING BUSINESS ALONG THE ROAD

Community members are using new pavements along Juja Road in a way the authorities may not have anticipated. The pavements – or sidewalks – were constructed for pedestrians’ use and to reduce accidents. But business men and women have decided to use them as stalls and market place. They are bringing their products near...

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TRAINING ON CAPACITY BUILDING

May 8, 2013
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TRAINING ON CAPACITY BUILDING

The workshop begun by a word of prayer in both Muslim and Christian, later county Director for Global Peace Foundation (GPF) Mr. Daniel Juma officially launched and declared the workshop open. He later gave a brief introduction and overview of the objectives, mission and vision of GPF. Other stakeholders in attendance were WV(World Vision),KWMA(Kariobangi...

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Youths Creating Employment For Themselves

April 4, 2013
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Youths Creating Employment For Themselves

Youths in Mathare came up with an initiative where they started creating employment on their own after they saw that the government is not providing them with jobs. The idea in mind was to start garbage collection in areas they live.  The government started registering youth groups under the ministry of youth affairs and...

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PROFIT MAKING TO THE SMEs

March 7, 2013
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PROFIT MAKING TO THE SMEs

After the election some kiosk vendors in Mathare north are back to business and they are confident  there will be no violence but what they have done is that they have hiked the prices of some foodstuffs e.g they sell one tomato  for  20 shillings, a cabbage for 150 shillings while some sell them...

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BUSINESS NOT BACK TO NORMAL

March 6, 2013
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BUSINESS NOT BACK TO NORMAL

Yesterday as people were going to vote for their preferred candidates businesses were closed and some business people went to vote while others went to their rural homes for fear of political violence like the one which occurred in 2007/2008. But today businesses is slowly getting back to normal as they have seen there...

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Infrastructure boost within Mathare

March 1, 2013
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Infrastructure remains one of the key drivers of growth in the Kenyan economy. Over the past years Mathare has been neglected even though it accounts for certain % of the country’s national GDP through its juakali, SMEs, transport, housing & meat industries. The industries have registered a steady growth, and specifically the meat industry...

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