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Keeping Kenyan Kids in School!

 
$3,510
$71,490
Raised
Remaining

Summary

We have created vegetable gardens and chicken egg farms that help keep Kenyan children in school. When local parents learn that their children can get a balanced meal at school -- they send them back. And when Kenyan school children eat a good meal at lunch -- they study better! We also provide solar lighting so that poor Kenyan school children can do their homework...and we are now supporting a woman who takes in little girls who are running away from forced marriage and FGM.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Situated halfway between Mombasa and Nairobi, Mtito Andei is a barren area that serves as the resting point between the international port and capital city, creating wide spread prostitution as women are left with few alternatives for income. Venereal diseases, most notably HIV/AIDS, have spread through the community, killing parents, creating orphans, and infecting the unborn. There is also continual human-wildlife conflict and over-exploitation of natural resources.

How will this project solve this problem?

We have successfully convinced local parents to send their children back to school because of a successful school lunch program. Our vegetable garden and chicken egg farm is tended to by children (after school). We have also built a Cultural Center for one of the area's poorest tribes.

Potential Long Term Impact

This vocational school will provide a medium for the community members of Mtito Andei and the surrounding areas to learn about sustainable ways to improve their well-being through alternative and improved methods of income. Obviously, our school lunch programs keep children in school and an education promises them a chance to a better life.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,510
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $71,490
Total Funding Goal: $75,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization

Global Roots

Portland, OR, United States
http://www.globalroots.org

Project Leader

Rick Montgomery

Seattle, WA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Keeping Kenyan Kids in School!
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