TMI is mandated to operate in Busia, Bungoma, Kakamega and Nairobi counties. We have currently prioritised our activities in Nairobi and Busia. Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya with a population of close to 4 million and a majority of the residents live in the informal settlements where key services are seldom accessed. On the other hand, Busia County is among the most poor counties in Kenya.
However, the county poses great potential in numerous economic activities. It has many border entry and exit trading points with the neighbouring country of Uganda. Its proximity to Lake Victoria also promises greater potential for the thriving of blue economy ventures. The good weather and climatic conditions, as well as fertile soils can position the county as a food secure regions and a hub for agricultural innovations.
Education standards in Busia are also low. The county is reported to be among the regions with high rates of school drop out, early marriages and pregnancies among girls.