Restoring Lost Hope, Dreams and Talents.
To lead in the fight against unemployment by introducing professionals to the world of business.
Togetherness for sustainable self-reliance.
Excellence, Collaboration, Integrity, Discipline.
RITI SACCO was initiated to address the problem of unemployment and financial difficulties encountered by Kenyan youth. According to the United Nations, the latest statistics, 87% of the world's youth population lives on less than 1 dollar per day. The millennium development goals identify youth as among the most vulnerable sectors of the African population upon whom issues such as poverty, hunger, lack of education, maternal mortality, unemployment, and HIV&AIDS have an afar more significant impact.
Empowering African youth is one of the most serious challenges facing the African continent today. While we have made strides in proving access to education, we have not matched this with providing equal access to employment.
Young Africans enter the workforce at a faster rate than jobs created. Currently, 40 million young people are out of work. The rise in the number of unemployed youth is directly proportional to the rising insecurity, hopelessness, and despair that is manifesting in violence and insecurity across the continent.
Simply, Africa is unable to generate enough jobs to accommodate a large number of people graduating from colleges and universities. Due to the high number of unemployment, youth have turned to alcoholism and drug abuse, robbers, members of terrorist groups, and kidnappers, among other vices. Girls have turned to early marriages that are not sustainable, resulting in bringing up fatherless kids hence high risks to HIV/AIDS infection.
RITI association aims to counter these problems by introducing professionals to the world of business and assisting them form groups with one common profession and business agenda to start business enterprises as a group or individually, as well as rehabilitating those already affected and have fallen victim to alcoholism and drug abuse.