Members of a quarry business group in Baringo County have enhanced business performance, due to improved road accessibility to the site for their customers, where they sell ballast and stones. The repair of a two-kilometre road was because of advocacy engagement of the group that made the county undertake the works.
Currently, Kapsergong Quarry Youth Group in Baringo County have four lorries to the site on daily basis, up from one lorry, a year ago. Kapsergong Quarry is now more accessible from Kapsoo Trading Centre, about five kilometres away, where there is a tarmac road linking it to urban centres such as Kabarnet Town.
Judy Ruto, 25, says improved accessibility is changing the fortunes of the youth group’s members. “Currently, lorries can easily get to the quarry, and there is ready market for ballast and stones. Our income has greatly improved,” an excited Ms. Ruto says. The group has 18 members.
These improved fortune of [...]