Samaria Youth Cement Bricks

Amount of grant approved (£) : 3,222Year of grant : 2015

Samaria Youth Group, in the small town of Manyoni, came together to tackle youth unemployment. The group has 21 members under 26 years of age. Most completed Form 4 at secondary school but have had no employment since. After discussing a range of business options with Kevin Curley and local teacher Innocent Temu over two days of meetings the group opted to set up a brick making project. We awarded them a grant of £3,222 in 2015 to meet the cost of equipment and initial materials. By May 2016 production was underway and members were getting their first incomes from the business.