USAID and Kenyan partners created the Northern Rangelands Trust, or NRT, which is an umbrella organization that oversees local conservancies owned and managed by local communities. The roles of NRT include building capacity, ensuring financial transparency, and improving local security for both pastoralists and tourists. NRT also provides a means for granting microfinance loans – just one of the many ways that this program has encouraged women’s empowerment. In the past five years, USAID has helped NRT maintain its presence and gain momentum in Kenya.
In the coming weeks, we will highlight 2 more videos celebrating 50 years of partnership with Kenya.