$385 Raised of $385 Goal
Small Farm Drip Irrigation at Tumaini Itugururu Children Center
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
Small farm drip irrigation from AMIRAN (2 kits)
The farm will help the Center to grow their own vegetables for consumption by the children and in so doing save them from the recurring food costs and improve the nutrition and diet of the children thus ensuring healthy growth.
Number of Children Impacted:
Directly 40 children, indirectly 90 in the community; a total of 130 children; The center can be used as learning opportunity for food security within the homes of the 70 families represented in the self help group
Itugururu Children's Center is a children rescue centre registered as a community based organization. It takes care of vulnerable children ,there are 40 children in need of rescue at the institution. They also assist 90 needy children living in extreme poverty. They also bring the parents together for social and economic support of each other in what they call self help groups and they have a revolving fund of the little income they have. They hope to grow this fund and start agricultural projects in every home.
The self help group has 70 members who are parents ,guardians or care givers of the 90 children living in the community.
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.