$14700 Raised of $14,700 Goal
Fiwagoh Children’s Center
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
Install 5 greenhouses
This project is for the farm so that it can direct feed (improving nutrition) for 270 children at the Centre 40 staff members and their households employed at the Center. The surrounding Community of more than 100 households gets vegetables from this farm. In addition, approximately 1000 persons get vegetables from this farm directly. Furthermore, more than 10 women visit the farm daily to get vegetables to sell, hence, creating jobs for these women.
There are about 10 people who work in this farm daily and by next year this farm should be employing directly 20 people from this area as permanent workers and others as casuals. (There are 30 persons earning a livelihood from this farm).
This farm also feeds an extended population at county level as products are taken to the county open market twice per week.
Our partnership with Kitechild and their role in helping us start the Shamba (Kenyan for farm) and dairy farm has eliminated expenditure for vegetables and milk improving the children's nutrition and health greatly. The water borehole, the vegetables and the milk has also brought the community closer to us, as they come to get water and buy milk and vegtables. We are now coexisting well.
Wasilwa Lusweti, Watoto Wema Director
Kitechild doesn't give us handouts or tokens, they give us VALUE. They provided us with the seeds and funding to build two greenhouses and today we have greenhouses full of green tomatoes and are expanding the farm to grow onions and potatoes outside in the open air. This is never heard of before in Masai land, growing one's own food, but with their help we did it.