This year we have begun establishing our Empowerment Programs. This initiative will support our in-country partner to develop a path away from dependance on donations and towards self-sufficiency through cost cutting and income generating projects. Our empowerment programs also ignite hope for the children in our program by providing education, mentorship and small business opportunities that will create a bridge out of poverty as they approach adulthood. This spring we received our first large donation ($1000) to cover one of our Empowerment Program projects, the purchase of a dairy cow. This dairy cow will help reduce the cost of providing nutritious meals to the children, primarily milk for their tea (chai). Chai is an important part of the Kenyan diet and tradition and we are happy that the children will have dependable access to fresh milk.
Other Current Empowerment Programs
- Raising livestock: sheep to provide protein as well as a safety net for unexpected and immediate financial needs for medical bills.
- 7 acre vegetable and maize farm to reduce food costs and increase nutrition
- Tilapia and Catfish farming to meet nutritional needs of children as well as to sell in the local market
- Aquaponics initiatives, improving vegetable and fish produce by utilizing cutting edge organic aquaculture and hydroponics farming techniques.
We are currently in the process of developing a new website which will allow us to promote and receive donations towards our empowerment programs. Please stay patient with us and we hope to have this donation opportunity up and running by the end of summer 2013…in the meantime we have opportunities to donate here
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