TradeRelief’s partners provide the regional expertise, local presence and day-to-day management of TradeRelief’s operations. TradeRelief currently works with two partners in Kenya and Uganda. More information on our partners is provided below.
Upendo Foundation International
TradeRelief has partnered with Upendo Foundation International, a Kenyan NGO that operates around the small bustling market town of Oyugis the Rachuonyo District of Southern Nyanza near Lake Victoria.
The roots of Upendo Foundation International go back many years to the late 1980s. It helps community groups of disadvantaged Kenyans with agricultural efficiency, health, micro-enterprise and education.
Upendo’s management, governance, finance and administration infrastructure is overseen by a board of Trustees made up of local professionals and business people.
TradeRelief and Upendo Foundation International have formed a partnership to provide investments that generate local economic activity and employment in this neglected part of East Africa.
Kiira Economic Empowerment Organisation
TradeRelief’s partnership with Kiira Economic Empowerment Organisation (KEEO) began in 2012. KEEO is a not-for-profit community based organisation operating in Jinja, Uganda. KEEO has a team of experienced micro-finance professionals who offer business mentoring and financial support to entrepreneurs with TradeRelief’s help. The word Kiira is Lusoga for River Nile which has its source in Jinja.