BSR’s HERproject is excited to partner with the Kenya Flower Council (KFC) and Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG) to launch a new initiative on health in gender in Kenya's floriculture sector. Flowers represent the third largest export commodity from Kenya, employing 90,000 workers, 60% of them women. KFC is the leading voluntary association of cut flower and ornamental growers and exporters in Kenya. DEG is a German development finance institution that finances investments of private companies in developing and emerging markets worldwide.

Partnering with KFC and DEG, we are recruiting KFC grower members to participate in a sector-wide initiative to improve worker health, well-being, and productivity in Kenya’s flower sector. Participating farms will receive 8 months of peer education trainings on health and gender relations, as well as support to facilitate access to on-site and off-site health services and guidance to ensure project sustainability. An impact assessment will measure program benefits for workers and for participating businesses. For more information, please contact Lauren Shields

Posted on 2015 October 1. #herfinance, #news

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