KYEEMA transitions in the Chinese year of the rooster.


According to the traditional solar calendar, it is the Chinese New Year or ‘Start of Spring’. This is set to coincide with the down time just before a new year of farm work begins, as a time of preparation. Chinese traditionally celebrated the start of a new year of farm work, and wished/prayed for a good harvest. This has now evolved into celebrating the start of a new business year and wishing for success in various vocations. That is just what we are doing here at KYEEMA – preparing for launching our 2017 work plan and setting in place what we need to achieve our new mission: supporting local partnerships and use of local resources to improve living standards of vulnerable communities.

It is also the special year of the rooster. Indeed it bodes well for the KYEEMA Foundation. The rooster symbolises hard work, resourcefulness, courage, and talent. That is just how we see ourselves – both stakeholders and staff. We hope this will be the year that our combined qualities shine in aid of improving food security, building socioeconomic safety nets and empowering women in some of the most vulnerable places on the planet.

Watch this space and take the journey with us.