Kwale county women representative Zuleikha Juma has distributed 5000 kilograms of cashew nuts to women groups to engage in business.
The aim is to support value addition to cashew nuts product in the area for women engaging in the business of buying raw cashew nuts and selling the final product.
Speaking during the handing over ceremony at Maganyakulo area in Matuga, the legislature said she has started fulfilling her promises of supporting value addition to
cashew nuts produce in the region.
[Cashew nuts Photo/By Alloys Musyoka].
The 8 women groups from Waa/Ng’ombeni ward benefited from the Sh. 750,000 project aimed at empowering them economically.
“We give you the cashew nuts for free so that you can prepare them and sell to get profit. The cashew nuts were bought using NGAAF grants which is nonrefundable,” she said.
The project, she said also benefitted company owned by youths from Kwale county that was contracted to supply cashew nuts to women groups.