$1862.3 Raised of $1,862 Goal
Solar Lighting at Tumaini Itugururu Children Center
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
Solar energy for lighting
This will provide lighting for the center because it currently has no electricity source, the electricity will help the children as they do their evening studies by providing lighting. This will improve their academic performance. They will also be able to perform the necessary activities of the night.
In addition, the lighting will help the poultry project by providing heat and lighting for the poultry, this will help in the expansion and increase productivity.
Number of Children Impacted:
40 children within the center.
Itugururu Children's Centre is a children rescue center 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.