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WOMEN EMPOWERMENT KENYA

   

Four villages in Gacorone Marimanti, county of Thraraka Nithi in Kenya, are welcoming 400 super active and strong women!

In this community, farming is the main activity but due to rain and water scarcity, things are getting more and more difficult there.

 

132 orphans also living in the community that need multiple support.

 

Challenges:

 

Need in water: A very dry and remote region, without electricity or water.

People are forced to spend around 4h/day walking just to bring water, many times on same day, from the nearest river located 4 km away from the villages. The river is drained twice a year and serves the region’s wildlife at the same time.

 

Need in education: There is a primary school at 5km from the villages (1h on foot for the kids), but teachers do not come because there is no electricity, no accommodation and lack of water. The only possibility for the children to be educates is the school in Marimanti town (24km from the villages!). Most of children are missing the basic school materials.

 

Need in cultivation techniques and income alternatives: If sufficient water was available more farming options could be applied and and more products to provide.

 

Mission:

 

Empowering the women to become more financially independent and fell as they contributed to the growing and sustainability of their community and education of their children.

 

a) Basket of Hope Initiative:

 

These wonderful women are courageous, hardworking and very positive. It is costly and difficult to drill for the water because of the remote area, but these women keep hope and working on that that!

 

Every day, couple of hours are spent in order to make these beautiful handmade baskets with the hope to sell and support the needs of local community. Each one basket of hope takes almost two weeks to be made and it comes in different colour variations filled with pure Kenyan willingness for a better future and change mentality!

 

The baskets are available for buying in Europe. All money gathered will support the local communities and the empowerment of these women.

 

Contact: info@action2day.org or Women Empowerment Action- Kenya

     

 

b) Stop absenteeism in schools (support for teenage girls)

 

The education and school attendance of adolescent girls is a key priority for our NGO. Girls in Kenya are often absent from schools during their menstrual periods due to lack of sanitation facilities and social stigma associated with using cleaning facilities where they exist.

 

Our team monthly provides sanitary pads for teenage girls at St. Clement School, Nairobi.

 

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WATER PROJECT

 

Four villages in Gacorone Marimanti, county of Thraraka Nithi in Kenya, are welcoming 400 super active and strong women! In this community, farming is the main activity but due to rain and water scarcity, things are getting more and more difficult there.

 

132 orphans also living in the community that need multiple support.

 

Challenges:

Need in water: A very dry and remote region, without electricity or water.

People are forced to spend around 4h/day walking just to bring water, many times on same day, from the nearest river located 4 km away from the villages. The river is drained twice a year and serves the region’s wildlife at the same time.

 

Need in cultivation techniques and income alternatives: If sufficient water was available more farming options could be applied and and more products to provide.

 

Our mission:

a)     Bringing water (drilling a borehole) would be a blessing for the four surrounding villages, a hope for the community and for the children of the host families.

b)    Train, educate and involve local people to new farming techniques and products.

 

Capital Expenditure needs:

Water project: the cost of the borehole drilling is 12.000 euros/$14.000

 

 

SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION

 

Four villages in Gacorone Marimanti, county of Thraraka Nithi in Kenya, are welcoming 400 super active and strong women! In this community, farming is the main activity but due to rain and water scarcity, things are getting more and more difficult there.

 

132 orphans also living in the community that need multiple support.

 

Challenges:

Need in education: There is a primary school at 5km from the villages (1h on foot for the kids), but teachers do not come because there is no electricity, no accommodation and lack of water. The only possibility for the children to be educates is the school in Marimanti town (24km from the villages!). Most of children are missing the basic school materials.

 

Running Actions

a)     A plot of land of 5 hectares has been offered to start the construction of a full boarding school for these children.

b)    A feeding program supports families every Sunday.

c)     Stationaries (exercise books, textbooks, pens & pencils) offered to the children.

 

Mission:

Complete the construction of the school for the children and the dormitories and create a suitable place for the women of the community to expand their activities.

 

Capital Expenditure needs:

Construction project: school and dormitories costs of construction: Under estimation

 

 

  Sustainability against Hunger

St. Clement is a philanthropic school situated in the outskirts of Nairobi city in Kenya that targets to help the very needy children from the nearby slums and community. The school started as a feeding program in 2002. The school offers free education, health services, provides food and clothing to 300 children. It caters for orphans, refugees, single parent children, affected and infected by HIV AIDS and some children with chronic health problems such as sickle cell anaemia, epilepsy, haemophilia. Feeding program has been the key to sustain these children in the school. The school offers breakfast and lunch to these children for 10 euros/$12 per child per month. The meals play a great role to these children in their performance, growth and development.

Our team supports the feeding program for this school in a sustainable way:

a) Poultry farming:

A henhouse welcoming 200 chicken was built in the schoolyard. This will help to supplement the children’s nutrition daily at St. Clement School, Nairobi. Children are enjoying feeding and taking care of the chicken.

    

b) Vegetable garden

Our team is currently working on planting and establishing a vegetable garden to further feed the children from St. Clement School, Nairobi. The wonderful Kenyan climate will allow us to have a year-round harvest of produce to share with the children.

      

c)  Occasionally food support

    • Our team offered the Christmas meal for more than 1000 people for the community around St. Clement School, Nairobi.
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    • Action2day also fully paid the meal for 300 children at St. Clement School, Nairobi for February 2021
 
    • Action2day offered rice and oil for the community in Gacorone Marimanti, county of Thraraka Nithi in Kenya

You can support the feeding program via this link:

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