Hellen Chebet

Hellen Chebet – Youth employability through horticulture

Date grant awarded: August 10, 2018

Hellen Chebetis is the founder of the project, Youth Employability through Horticulture, which is located in Meisori Location, in the eastern part of Baringo County, Kenya. The primary aim of this project is to create job opportunities for youths through micro agribusiness. The goal is to empower them with life skills so that they can be resilient members of society.

Through this project, youths will be equipped with the best farming skills to grow watermelon and tomatoes and other drought- tolerant crops. Hellen will recruit 20 youths deprived of business and agricultural skills that are from poor backgrounds, train them, and then provide them with planting seeds so that they can replicate these agribusiness techniques in their lives and be self-reliant to pull themselves out of poverty. The Pollination Project grant will be used to purchase planting seeds and equipment.