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Children of Muhanda Friends Primary School can now enjoy clean and safe water, thanks to Muhanda Water Project in Vihiga. The supply of reliable and sufficient quantity and quality water is a fundamental building block for a country’s economic and social development.

Butcher-men serving clients with beef cuts in a butchery using cold-chain technology in Mombasa County. KMT works with various actors along the meat value-chain to promote uptake of this technology which is key in ensuring meat quality and safety, while allowing for products differentiation and value addition.

Isabella Tavasu and her family enjoying clean piped water at her home. Isabella is one of the 727,867 people who are now accessing clean and safe drinking water, thanks to KMT’s interventions.

Lilian Njue, an Agronomist Assistant waits for clients at Ndenderu Agrovet. Effective systemic change is a multi-stakeholder collaborative undertaking that has seen over 650 market actors adopt a range of strategies and innovations, including business-to-business linkages that are focused on tapping into smallholder markets with competitive, differentiated and affordable products.

Maurine Achieng’ purchases a bag of maize seeds from Magos Agrovet during an agri-expo at Aram market in Siaya County. Maurine is one of 1.7 million smallholder farmers accessing quality crop seeds as a result of KMT’s collaboration with inputs manufacturers in developing and implementing market-driven product supply and distribution chains, that avail products all the way to the farmer in the remotest parts of Kenya.

Mr Chapara Nyangunye is a professional herder at Borana Ranch. KMT is working with selected ranches in key counties along major livestock trade routes in Kenya to promote fattening and finishing services. This initiative has seen a total of 5,950 pastoralists earn a cumulative income of KES 45,000,000 to date.

Mr Elemji Sadira herding his goats in Sanga village. KMT is partnering with two county-level agrovets and one National-level Inputs Manufacturer to implement an agency-based last mile distribution model to expand access to integrated animal health services across five counties in Kenya. This initiative has enabled 165,604 pastoralist households to gain access to quality and affordable animal health inputs and services.

Mr. Zablon Alenga enjoying a glass of clean and safe water. KMT has been working with nine urban water companies and five rural water utilities to improve water service delivery, resulting in increased hours of water supply to households.

Mrs. Miriam Achieng’ admires her rice harvest from Ahero Irrigation Scheme. Agriculture contributes about 42 per cent to Kenya’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and provides more than three-quarters of Kenya’s rural population with their main source of income.

Muhanda Water Project has enabled local residents to access clean and safe water. KMT is working with nine urban and five rural water utilities and this has made it possible for 103,971 households access clean and safe drinking water.

Victoria Mweni Muteti and Jackline Mwende Mwania harvest sorghum in Makueni County. Agricultural transformation is critical to improving food security and nutrition, creating employment, and reducing poverty for millions of Kenyans.

Willis Onyango watering his tomato seedling. KMT works towards improving access to key agricultural inputs (fertilisers, seeds, pesticides and lime) towards optimal agricultural productivity.

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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.