Network for Ecofarming in Africa

Empowering communities towards realization of sustainable livelihoods, access to empowering education and information, food security, as well as attainment of enhanced culture and environment. It values respect for people and nature; commitment and efficiency; honesty, accountability and transparency; positive socialization; enhancing visionary leadership and governance and being ambassadors of peace. It facilitates access to information, education, skills and appropriate technologies
Aug 12, 2014

Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria

Finally Kokwa community has received good news from the government that they will receive funds which will support construction of a new dispensary. The plan is to build a dispensary with modern facilities that will enable the community receive most immediate services instead of referrals. Although this will take time as it is not clear yet when the money will be realized once implemented it will save the community most of the current challenges. This time round we have not received heavy rains in the highlands and this is an advantage to Kokwa community as the lake has not flooded to affect them. Our well wishers are willing to continue working with us to provide support to the community before they receive funds to implement the project. We used some of the money fundraised through global giving to support the most immediate health issues. We managed to provide transport and medical fee to 6 patients who were referred to Marigat district hospital for further medication. We also purchased some malaria drugs to be used in the temporary dispensary as malaria cases rose due to floods and this was a very important step since the dispensary had no more drugs as they were waiting to be released from the government. We thank all our well-wishers for their humble contributions to support this community to ensure healthy living. We are working hand to raise more funds as we realize they need more support each and every day.

Aug 12, 2014

Improve Livelihoods of 225 HIV-affected families

We have received some rains though not heavy as it was expected. Our project beneficiaries have taken the advantages of these rains and planted some crops in their demo plots. We are currently considering raising funds which will be used to install rope and washer pumps in beneficiaries’ homesteads. Rope and washer techniques is installing hand manual pump used to draw water from shallow wells a very simple and safe method. Most farmers have their shallow wells in their homestead and they use rope and container to draw water from the well. This method is very dangerous as it is very unsafe to the family members and livestock and the quality of the water is very poor thus causing water borne diseases. Rope and washer pump saves a lot of time and it is very safe in such a way that young children can draw water from the well easily and safely and water drawn is clean. We are considering this activity as the beneficiaries will use water for domestic purposes as well as irrigating their kitchen gardens during the dry spell thus ensuring that they will be food secure throughout and will have access to variety of vegetables in which they can sell the surplus.
We have also exposed our beneficiaries in youth polytechnics where they have leant various techniques of urban gardening and they have already started practicing them. This exposure has enabled them gain a lot of knowledge and skills not only on crop but also on livestock rearing. We intend to continue exposing them whenever we have the opportunities.

Aug 8, 2014

Help Educate 330 Mukinyai School Orphans, Kenya

We are proceeding on well with this project although it seems challenges are increasing instead of decreasing but we are optimistic we will overcome them. We have managed to support a former Mukinyai student who is now in form one with new school uniforms and text books. She is progressing on well and we have even received her school progress report which is impressing and we hope she will continue improving. We have also supported 5 most vulnerable households with rabbits and chicken and we believe this initiative will result to an improved income generating activity for these needy families and they will improve their living standard and especially for the school going children i.e. provide them with the most basic needs. We thank all the well wishers who have enabled us move this far despite the many challenges.

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