This project will provide farm inputs (seeds) and agribusiness training to 50 women ex-prisoners who are struggling to re- enter their communities in Langas slum-Eldoret to grow fresh farm vegetables through organic kitchen gardens. They will use organic landfill sacks to grow fresh and highly nutritious vegetables for household consumption and surplus for sale to supplement family income.This organic Kitchen garden technology uses little space,requires little water and ready within 20 days.
Currently there are over 200 women ex prisoners in Eldoret slums. Most of them were convicted for commercial sex work, alcohol brewing and property related crimes.More hurting is that some are convicted for crimes they did not commit. After release, unable to make it in the conventional world, over 60% of women ex-prisoners are rearrested.Women are often imprisoned for economic, non-violent offences often linked to their financial situation attributed to Poverty and discriminatory laws.
ELWOFOD will support 50 Women ex-prisoners that will be direct beneficiaries for this project and have a small garden around their kitchens or homes where they can grow vegetables. The project will provide farm inputs and training to 50 women ex-prisoners so that women ex-prisoners can grow fresh farm vegetables using organic landfill sacks for household consumption and surplus sale to supplement family income. This organic farming technology uses little space and requires little water.
- 50 ex-Prisoners will have agribusiness skills and produce fresh kitchen garden vegetables through organic farming both for family and for sale thereby making the. This will ensure they are self reliant with self employment. - 50 women ex-prisoners have a steady food and earn a living from sales of surplus fresh farm vegetables . This income will supplement their families daily needs hence financial security. -Ultimately, it will enable them to come together, heal and thrive