Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2013

Feb 26, 2013

Toward Sustainability

Dini helping the mom after delivering the baby
Dini helping the mom after delivering the baby

JWHS, a children's home, works toward sustainability. The Home is on one acre. Every inch of the acre has a purpose. Living and playing space combine with growing food. The children are active participants in raising goats and chickens for meat and milk; mulching, watering, planting harvesting are all group activities. The children learn alternative technologies such as solar power, solar cooking, organic intensive gardening, grey water irrigation, humanmanure composting, etc. We hope to add biogas soon. Having children from a variety of tribal backgrounds also assists to join them all as Kenyans and share their own special areas of knowledge. For example, when our goat was birthing, our pastoralist girl acted very expertly as midwife. By working toward 100% sustainability we teach important skills, respect for the land and all living things, as well as looking toward the long term future of the Home. Every coin that is saved is another child that can be assisted.

Mulching to help get through the dry season.
Mulching to help get through the dry season.
Watering the pepper plants.
Watering the pepper plants.



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Project Leader

Beverly Stone

Brooks, Maine United States

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