THE NAMBALE AREA IS EXTREMELY IMPOVERISHED
The Nambale area is a rural region, nestled in lush rolling hills, 45 minutes north of Lake Victoria. Unfortunately, most Nambale residents lack the necessary agricultural skills to maximize their farming success. 70% of Busia District residents live on less than $1 per day. The majority of the population exists on subsistence farming.
The traditional Nambale home is a one-room hut with mud walls and a thatched roof and no windows. Nambale roads are mainly made of mud with the exception of a paved road that runs from the city of Kisumu, situated on the eastern shore of Lake Victoria, to Kakamega. Industry in the region revolves around Kenya’s natural resources, such as brickwork. The predominant crops are sugar cane, tea, and corn. The Mumias Sugar Company is the largest employer of the region.
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