Our Impact

Building Sustainable and Inclusive Markets

A Decade of Impact

Since 2011, Kenya Markets Trust has improved the lives of millions of Kenyans by facilitating the development of better market systems. In the video, we let the people whose lives we’ve touched tell their stories.

Our Impact In The Agri-Inputs Sector

Increased access and use of quality inputs, services and farming information by smallholder farmers through sustainable markets

New Farmers Reached

Over 500,000 smallholder farmers reached with new farm input products and services, as well as new technologies that improve on and increase farm yields

Increase In Farm Yields

Over 450,000 smallholder farmers realising increase in farm yields from 8 bags of maize to between 20-40 bags per hectare and an average increase in income of USD 200/acre per farmer

Private Sector Investments

Over GBP 18.06 million leveraged through private sector investments

Our Impact In The Livestock Sector

Impacted over 225,000 households (over 1.5 million people) with access to improved livestock markets, out of which 175,000 households (1.2 million people) have had their incomes improve

New Farmers Reached

129,753 pastoralist households have access to quality and affordable animal health inputs and services through an agency-based distribution model

Increased Income

90,318 households have realised increased income of £23,835,651(from the sale of higher quality livestock

Private Sector Investments

Supporting a women-led cooperative of about 300 female members on livestock aggregation and trade for better market access. Through this initiative, over 6,000 sheep and goats have been aggregated from Marsabit and Samburu counties with a cumulative income of GBP 348,300 over the last 12 months

Our Impact In The Water Sector

Water Access

Cumulative improved performance of these water utilities has resulted in over 83,100 households (498,600 people) accessing clean and safe drinking water

Increased Income

An estimated cumulative total savings of GBP 2,853,747 as a result of residents spending less time looking for alternative water sources and instead utilising such time to engage in other income generating activities

KMT has been working with nine urban water companies and five rural water utilities to adopt service delivery models and innovative ways of minimising water loss for improved and expanded water supply to customers

Our Impact

Our work spans across all the 47 counties in Kenya where we work through key partnerships with businesses, representative bodies, governments and other relevant institutions in The Agri-Inputs Sector, The Livestock Sector and The Water Sector.

1,089,423

households with improved livelihoods

34

significant enabling policies, regulations, processes and informal rules have been influenced by KMT across its focal sectors

710

businesses have recorded improved performance

307,010

new jobs are estimated to have been created in wider economy due to sector growth

1,329,392

people are accessing new markets, services, products and information

GBP 238,589,275

increase in annual income/savings in selected sectors

GBP 50,639,744

value worth of investments has been leveraged

Our Research

Facilitating markets through research for evidence-based interventions

Our Case Studies

Actual examples of how our work is making a change

Our Blog

Opinion pieces and editorials on our work and related activities

Impact Stories

Stories from all over Kenya on how our work is impacting the lives of people

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A Dawn of a New Chapter for Kenya Markets Trust

After years of successfully working together as partners with a shared mission of transforming sectors in East Africa, Gatsby Africa, Kenya Markets Trust and Msingi East Africa have decided to integrate and become one entity as of April 01, 2022.

The new integrated entity will be called Gatsby Africa – a philanthropic entity of Lord David Sainsbury and will operate across six sectors in East Africa – Commercial Forestry, Aquaculture, Textiles and Apparel, Livestock, Agricultural Inputs, and Water.

We believe that the ambition and vision of the new organisation, coupled with the breadth of our portfolio, puts us in a strong position to deliver a meaningful level of impact for millions of people in the East African region. It equally strengthens our ability to generate and share our learning with others.

Coming together allows us to leverage the strengths of the three organisations, brings efficiency to how we work, and ensures we have a greater impact in our work.

What does this mean for the work that we have been passionately championing over the years? There will be no changes to the focus and modalities of how we work or our shared commitments – our three existing programmes will continue to operate in the same way they have always done.

We will be launching the new integrated Gatsby Africa organisation on April 01, 2022. By mid-April, we will share with you a link to our new website and official social media handles. However, we will retain our current website for a minimum period of six months, so that our knowledge materials are available to you. We shall be moving these over to our new website so that nothing will be lost.

As an organisation, we are excited about the opportunities that this integration brings for our people, partners and the sectors we work in. We are humbled by the collaboration and good working relationship we have had with all our different stakeholders and look forward to continuing working with you in the new organisation.