RTI Project on VSLA Strengthening: KDA was contracted by the USAID Feed The Future Kenya Crops and Dairy Market System for 12 months to undertake a project in the four Western Counties of Kakamega, Vihiga, Busia and Bungoma and is expected to mobilize and buld capacities of 120 existing or near dormant chama groups in the four counties of western Kakamega, Vihiga, Busia and Bungoma of KCDMS focus to encourage an increase in saving and lending, especially for productivity puporses*********About KDA : K-Rep Development Agency (KDA) is the research and development arm of K-Rep Group. It was registered as a Non–Governmental Organization (NGO) in Kenya in 1997 with the mandate to research and develop new microfinance products and services for low-income people in Kenya and then to institutionalize those that prove to be commercially viable. ****** Mission Statement : To contribute to reduction of poverty in Kenya by creating economic opportunities for low-income people through, microfinance research and innovations, inclusive agribusiness, entrepreneurship and MSME development and innovations. ****** Strategic Pillars : The identified strategic pillars are anchored under the country’s Vision 2030 strategy as well as geared towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Four strategic pillars have been identified ****** Achievements : KDA’s ultimate success is achieved when it can spin-off or transition a successfully tested product line or service delivery mechanism for accessing financial services to low-income people. Since 1997, when it started pursuing the above objectives