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Sahara Communities Abroad(SACOMA) is a UK registered charity since 1998 to support Sub-Saharan Africa communities to drive the poverty eradication agenda; creating jobs and small scale enterprises and income generating activities to  improve economic wellbeing, raising standards of living, access to Health services, nutrition, water and sanitation: providing Vocational  work skills, institutional capacity building, value chain analysis, policy development, capacity building, Microfinance to farmer  groups, CBOs and cooperatives.

 SACOMA also provides linkages for smallholder farmers and SMEs to formal and informal markets and financial source to combat the negative impacts of the supply and production chain on people and the environment. BDS, Trade Partnerships, EPA awareness, Export preparation, Trade missions, access to markets and Bilateral Trade, Investment Initiatives have been delivered institutions in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Zambia. Mission is to fight poverty through trade, practising and promoting approaches to trade that help poor people in developing countries transform their lives.

SACOMA currently works with smallholder  farmers  AND over 20 democratic farmer organisations ,enterprises and cooperatives  in 8 countries. We help them build capacity, develop infrastructure, overcome market barriers, adapt to the challenges of climate change and improve product quality - creating resilience and adding value to their business.

Together with our partners and knowledge transfer partners we have Programmes to supports smallholder farmers in developing countries to organise, improve the quality of their crops and add value to their products for both local and international markets.

We also work with people living in urban slums and informal settlements to train and build their business capacity and earn sustainable livelihoods or secure tenure. We also engage policy makers in order to influence decision making in policy formulation processes

Our business support services and centres for innovation for women.  It has become increasingly essential to demonstrate women's abilities as great problem solvers, their ability to invent practical common sense and commercially viable products and their more than capable contribution to economic and social growth.

SACOMA Business incubation and Innovation centres for women assist and provide support for women Kenya by providing relevant business support services and projects that ensure that women gain accessibility to fundamental information and knowledge in order to put innovation at the centre of their business strategies for delivering better products and services.

SACOMA has played a key role in starting innovative new businesses in the community



Perez Ochieng, CEO/Director of Commercialization
At SACOMA, we have unwaveringly displayed a passion for providing quality Information Advice and Guidance (IAG),Training of the workforce, business development and support services by investing in people, places and partnership. Since 1998, the SACOMA ambition has been to pursue excellence and deliver opportunities for all.

Together with our associated partners in the UK and Africa both in the private, public and voluntary sectors, we have track record of working with this community for over 12 years.  And have been at the forefront of many regeneration initiatives in the UK as well as International Development initiatives of poverty reduction, Trade and investment. In England, Sacoma also works with Government Departments and NGOs to deliver a range of advisory and social support services.  In Kenya, Sacoma has made significant progress encouraging entrepreneurship; especially among the many young men and women who have tremendous potential but lack access to resources. See www.sacomacfe.com for details.



The Reporter magazine showcases, complements and builds on other activities taking place through ensuring that we work with a wide range of stakeholders, communicating information and engaging potential future stakeholders (i.e. advertisers, opinion formers, media groups, general readers).
See www.The-Reporter.com for more details.

Sacoma Subsidiaries
 
  Sacoma Miss kenya UK
  Sacoma CfE
UK Line Centres
     
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Organisations/Entities which have strategic partnership with SACOMA include Lonodn Development Agency (LDA), Learning and Skills Council (LSC); Job Centre Plus (JCP); Business Link in London, Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA); Local Labour Schemes in the 5 Olympic London Boroughs, Job Nets; London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG); Greater London Authority (GLA), Sector Skills Council, funding Skills Council (FSA) Skills and other Sector Skills Councils, Central Government, CSP (City Strategy Pathfinders) and other Regional Development Agencies

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