TRANSFORM NATION

Invest in real estate back home, Kenyans in diaspora told

Becara CEO says move will help transform the livelihoods of the community at large

In Summary
  • Becara Realty Chief executive Beatrice Atieno said Kenyans living abroad should invest in real estate and community developments projects.
  • She said her mission is to help Kenyans abroad to invest back home.
Becara Realty Chief executive officer Beatrice Atieno Williamson (right) during the launch of plots for sale in Nyalunya, Kisumu East subcounty.
Becara Realty Chief executive officer Beatrice Atieno Williamson (right) during the launch of plots for sale in Nyalunya, Kisumu East subcounty.
Image: MAURICE ALAL

Kenyans living in the diaspora have been urged to invest back at home to make their country a better nation.

Becara Realty Chief executive officer Beatrice Atieno Williamson said Kenyans living abroad should invest in real estate and community developments.

The investments, she said, will help transform the livelihoods of the diaspora people, their relatives, and the community at large.  

Born in Kolwa East, Kisumu county, Atieno said her mission is to help Kenyans abroad invest back home.

Atieno, who is also the founder of Maisha Project, received sponsorship for education and moved to Oklahoma in the USA where she has been for the last 20 years.

Becara, she said, is poised to bring excellence and serve the community in Kisumu and globally. “We are poised to serve the diaspora to invest back here in Kenya,” she said.

She added, “I have been in the diaspora for 20 years in Oklahoma City, US, and 15 years of those I have been directly impacting the lives of my community where I was born and partly raised in Kolwa, Kisumu East subcounty.”

During the launch of the plots for sale at Nyalunya, Atieno said they are targeting those in diaspora and local investors.

Becara have 11 plots on sale. The 50 by 100 plots are located on a serviced road in Nyalunya area near Nyamasaria police station, some two kilometres from the Nairobi-Kisumu road.

“We are selling these plots at a fair price. The plots cost Sh799,000 on cash and Sh899,000 on instalment,” she said.

Currently, Becara is investing and selling plots at Riverside heights along River Kibos which passes through Nyamasaria.

Atieno said the plots have ready titles, water on site, electricity,  perimeter fence, well served by guards, tarmac, and all-weather access road.

Becara’s greatest mission and vision are to provide excellent services to those in diaspora all over the world on matters of investments, she added.

“We have realised that most Kenyans in the diaspora are conned and do not know where to begin because they have never come back home. They have been misled and misused and it is not fair,” she said.

She said many in the diaspora have been conned and her mission is to restore their confidence and empower them to invest back at home.

“Kenyans in the diaspora need to invest in real estate. Some of you do not have a place to lay your head when you come back home. Let us help and make your dreams become a reality,” she said.

“If you can’t come back home, please put your parents or relatives in a better place. If you’re blessed and still have your parents I would encourage you to build homes for them,” she added.

For the last 15 years, Atieno said she has invested in charity work under the Maisha Project which she founded.

The CEO said she has built schools, hospitals, and homes for people, especially women who are widowed, and community development projects that have transformed the lives of people from Kolwa East near Chiga area.

“I have noticed that so many people in Kisumu rent houses. Nobody is interested in buying and if you talk about investments people are scared. So Becara Realty is coming to educate and empower people to embrace the culture of investing,” she said.

Under the Maisha Project, Atieno said her mission is to transform lives and empower her community by providing lasting solutions to address poverty, hunger, disease, and under-education to communities.

-Edited by SKanyara