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Targeting: Nutrition and Education
Project Summary 
In conjunction with Amiran Kenya, the top purveyors of greenhouses in the country, the St. Catherine’s Greenhouse will entail the refurbishing of 4 abandoned greenhouses on the property in the outskirts of Nairobi. It also entails setting up irrigation drips for the land as well as reconstructing a well. In addition, we would pay for 1 year’s salary for an agricultural manager to oversee production and maintenance. The home will make their own investment by paying for the laborers on the farm.

Projected Income (Annual) : $2,544.00

Impact

Short term:

  • improved nutrition for the children
  • income will be used to pay for school fees for the older kids

Long term:

  • income will be used to hire a social worker to effectively run the home and reintegrate children into the community

Number of Children : 43

Partner Background: 

St. Catherine’s children’s home is originally located in the Kibera slum of Nairobi:

“The orphanage started in the year 2006.This was as a result of three siblings who were learning in our centre who lost both of their parents through HIV/AIDS pandemic .These three children had no one to take of their need since their grandmother who was the only survivor was very old and living in poverty in the rural. A single room was prepared for them to live in and the church helped in providing for their meals. There after more cases were realized and by the end of 2006 we found ourselves accommodating nine orphans. Following the 2007 post election violence the number grew to 21 orphans.
At present we have a total of 43 0rphans of which 20 are in High school and normally spends their school holiday at Uriri where we have  the  school farm.”

Project has broken ground (literally!)

139 days ago

We are so excited that the funding for our latest greenhouse project was recently completed, and we have now kicked off the project by starting reconstruction on the well. This well will serve as the irrigation point for the four greenhouses and one acre of land which are being cultivated by this project. We are […]

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