Greenhouses in Kenya Are Creating Change for Children

The six greenhouses at the Fiwagoh Home in Nakuru, Kenya are a success! The home is currently saving over $10,000 in their annual food costs thanks to the fruits and veggies that are growing in the greenhouses. Those savings go directly to making life better for the kids at the home and pay for additional caretakers, which they need and deserve!

Kenyan Greenhouse is Targeting the Educational and Nutritional Needs of Children

Thanks to the income generated from our greenhouse at the Watoto Wema home, these kids are getting more of their educational costs covered! The greenhouse is now producing 1200 kilos of veggies a month, which helps the kids have access to nutritious foods and by selling the surplus in the local markets, the income funds school costs. Education and healthy foods for kids is an A+ in our book!  

A happy #tbt with our friends from Kenya! We visited the Watoto Wema home in 2012 and can’t wait to go back! It’s amazing what’s happened in 3 years: a greenhouse, a chicken farm and a clean water project. We’ve been grateful to work with this home and the 57 children who live there. Together, this partnership has improved the health, nutrition and wellbeing of these children and we know it’ll only keep getting better!  

A year after the first Girl Summit was held, the organization Girls Not Brides looked at the progress made on the goals created at the summit. As their infographic shows, they have been working on ending child marriage through empowering girls, advocating on their behalf and working in the communities, among other efforts. All of us at Kitechild fully support the Girls Not Brides movement and know that if we all work together, we can make this a better place for all children to grow up. Read more about the yearly report @GirlsNotBrides: http://www.girlsnotbrides.org/girls-not-brides-one-year-after-the-girl-summit-taking-stock-of-progress/ #GirlsNotBrides #education #children #humanrights #LetGirlsLearn #socialjustice #NGO #EndPoverty #GirlSummit #unicef #EndChildMarriage #empower #DoGood #TogetherWeCan #BeTheChange #AchieveIt #BelieveInGood #PayItForward #MakeADifference #global #childrights #advocacy

Here’s a #funfactfriday for you: 75% of the human brain is water! These boys at St. Catherine’s Children’s Home in Kenya are some of the hundreds of children who now have access to clean water as a result of our Clean Water Access project. These children live in a place where water must be paid for from the city and the water in nearby wells is not safe for people to drink. These children now have daily access to necessary clean water!


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This thetelegraph piece gives insight into what it’s like growing up in one of the most dangerous countries in the world: Guatemala. Unicef Goodwill Ambassador Michael Sheen talks about his experiences with Guatemalan children like Kenneth, as they try their best to grow up under extreme circumstances. As Michael Sheen writes, “Every child has the right to be happy, to be safe and to be protected.” Read the whole story: http://goo.gl/JEaKpz

A #tbt from our 2013 trip to Honduras where we met so many amazing children during our time there! We set up an aquaponics tilapia farm at the Hogar de Amor home, which has since grown hundreds of fish for the children. This sustainable micro-project saves the home money that was spent on purchasing produce and fish for the kids. Now, that money goes towards paying a security guard, a necessary requirement for safety in this volatile area. 

“As children we were fascinated by magic, as adults we fear love. At what point did we forget they are the same thing?” -J.R. Rogue

What a great quote to start the week! It seems that as people grow up, they sometimes forget in the magic of love. We know love really is the most powerful agent of change and that love always conquerors all! Spending time with children and working to make this world a better place for them has proven to us the true power of love.

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