Sustainable Development For All-kenya

SDFA-Kenya aims to help poor communities attain sustainable development, and in turn live better lives, through initiatives that incorporate communities themselves. It strives to provide long-term solutions to socio-economic problems affecting various communities and thus alleviate poverty.
Apr 20, 2015

Our team encounters bad weather in Samburu!

A student going back home from school in Samburu
A student going back home from school in Samburu

A few weeks ago, our volunteers, Harry, Mary and our Program Director Gilbert viisted Samburu to check on the projects as we move closer to the  end of this project. During the cisit, the team visited the shepherd schools that our partners are us are supporting to check on the progress and the outcomes. Our partners and SDFA provides Mwangabora lighitng for school going childen, books and other learning materials as well as allowances for volunteer teachers. The team also held discussions during the visit with officials of the local county governemnt with a view of forging a long term partnership.

However, the visit was tough, with heavy rains- which are rare in the area- disrupting the jouney for many hours. The vehicle the team was using got stuck in the mad for several hours until rescue was called. This is a major challenge that the organization faces in implimenteing projects in such extreme rural areas that have limited infrastructure .

The condition on the road in samburu was bad
The condition on the road in samburu was bad
Nov 28, 2014

Chicken project now supporting girls get educated!

Some of the chicken in a house
Some of the chicken in a house

After several months of training - the shepherd children in Baragoi have initiated a poulty project with support from the funds raised through GlobalGiving. The project, which has started with 30 chicken- is projected to grow to 100 chicken by early next year. The children bought each chicken at $5 and convinced one of the parents to provide a traditional Manyatta house where they are rairing the chicken. The children hope to increase their parent's income and help buy school items such as books, from the procees they make from this project.

This project will go along way i  helping curb the rampant insecuty in the Northern Kenya, where bandits and communities continue to fight over livestock. The insecurity has greatly affected education, with many teachers fleeing and students unable to go to school. When the children are able to purchase school items such as books, they will have altrenative education through the shepherd classes, which can be conducted even in their own homes or at a nearby school in the evenings.

Aug 20, 2014

Tomatoes from community greenhouse project!

Community Greenhouse
Community Greenhouse

As part of diversitfication of the economic activities in the Samburu region, our organization partnered with local community group to setup a community green house framing project, close to a swamp. The project being implimented by youth and mothers to the shepherd children has seen tomatoes being grown in the greenhouse. The commuity will be selling the tomatoes and earn money that will help to keep the initially shepherd girls in school.

We are also proud that majority of the shepherd children are now being integrated in the formal day time school after the altenative economic activites reduced the community's relialnce on livestock and the need for the children to take care of the livestock.  With these development, we are hoping to fully hand over the project to the communty soon.

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