IKEA steps in to battle poverty and climate change in Kenya

The grant will create opportunities for 15,600 people living in extreme poverty

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The IKEA Foundation is all set to tackle and poverty and climate change in Kenya.

It has granted $10.1 million (£8.2m) to BOMA, a US and Kenya based non-profit to support the organisation in its mission.

The grant will focus particularly on women, youth, refugees and displaced people and build 3,650 environmentally friendly enterprises in Samburu and Turkana counties.

This will create opportunities for 15,600 people living in extreme poverty. It is expected to benefit more than 93,000 people in Northern Kenya over two years.

Per Heggenes, CEO of IKEA Foundation said: “By working together with BOMA to scale their innovative approach to helping vulnerable communities withstand climate change and build their own resilience, we can lift more people out of poverty and also protect our planet.”