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Mwitethia Self Help Group, NAIROBI, Kenya

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Address: P.O. Box 20047 00100
NAIROBI, P.O. Box 20047 0  
Kenya
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 24
Number of People Being Served: 7500
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Mission Statement


To be a leader in fighting poverty by making members self reliant and providing hope and opportunity to the less fortunate in our society while conserving our environment and natural resources.

Description


In Kenya poverty is immense. Over 900,000 children have been orphaned by AIDS since the beginning of the epidemic and are in the care of poor aged grandparents. At least 23% of children are underweight due to mulnourishment. The life expectancy for men is 43 years old and for women is 46 years old. Only 57% of girls and 65% of boys go to secondary school. Almost every year the country is harshly hit by draught leading to dependence on relief food supplies from other countries. Our Feed the Hungry - Organic gardens project is seeking to address hunger and poverty through sustainable food sources which will also supplement poor diet -like Ugali (a kind of thick perridge made from maize flour - used for filling up on but has poor nutrition contents) taken by most of the peasants in our community who usually eat a single meal a day. The organic gardens therefore will provide an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, alleviate hunger and improve nourishment for general health

In Kenya poverty is immense. Over 900,000 children have been orphaned by AIDS since the beginning of the epidemic and are in the care of poor aged grandparents. At least 23% of children are underweight due to mulnourishment. The life expectancy for men is 43 years old and for women is 46 years old. Only 57% of girls and 65% of boys go to secondary school. Almost every year the country is harshly hit by draught leading to dependence on relief food supplies from other countries. Our Feed the Hungry - Organic gardens project is seeking to address hunger and poverty through sustainable food sources which will also supplement poor diet -like Ugali (a kind of thick perridge made from maize flour - used for filling up on but has poor nutrition contents) taken by most of the peasants in our community who usually eat a single meal a day. The organic gardens therefore will provide an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, alleviate hunger and improve nourishment for general health

Mission Statement: To be a leader in fighting poverty by making members self reliant and providing hope and opportunity to the less fortunate in our society while conserving our environment and natural resources.

Denominational Affiliations


Presbyterian/Reformed


Local Affiliation



Program Type:


Food Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes