Prescilla Awino Onyango


Prescilla has been responsible for designing and spearheading the implementation of various sustainable entrepreneurship programmes for WISE-Kenya, a community-based organization that seeks to empower women from marginalized areas in the Lake Victoria region through climate smart alternative livelihoods. From resource mobilisation and stakeholder engagement to coordinating teams of women working on various eco-conscious mico-enterprises, she demonstrates passion and professionalism in all her work, and is dedicated to mentoring and empowering women in local communities. She even started her own programme to teach leadership skills to teenage girls.

She has also engaged in a number of environmental projects, working with communities to protect endangered species and to encourage recycling. She then co-founded the Smokeless Initiative that has established more than 100 household cook stoves in the Nyanza province.

Prescilla will use the grant to take a course in project planning, management and evaluation in order to develop the knowledge, skills and techniques to enable her to carry out her future projects to the highest standard. She then hopes she can put what she has learned into practice by creating a comprehensive strategic plan for the organization and community.

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