Health
 Kenya
Project #5181

Improve Livelihoods of 225 HIV-affected families

by Network for Ecofarming in Africa
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Project beneficiaries are proceedings on well and they have a reason to smile after receiving seeds and organic fertilizer they are now enjoying variety of vegetables and other short period crops.

They have appreciated the changes they have seen on productivity after using organic fertilizer which not only resulted on high yields but also rich in nutrients and good for their health as they are chemical free.  We are training them on value additions techniques and encouraging them to practice them with the surplus vegetables they are currently harvesting. 

One of the beneficiaries was lucky to be employed as health worker in Molo sub county hospital where she is training other infected people on diets, support groups, income generating activities among others.  This has given the beneficiary opportunity to share with others and especially those still affected by stigma the importance of accepting the situation they are in and be ready to move on with life without fear.  She has become a role model and she has created a lot of impacts even to the affected communities/ families. Thank you to our well-wishers who have continuously supported and considered this group as part of the community.

This project is becoming very inspiring and many people are admiring the beneficiaries for the positive progress they have made so far.  Although some challenges here and there, they are optimistic and willing to help others in such conditions but still affected by stigma.  Through the support groups, they are encouraging one another and more so advising each other.  During their support groups meeting, they discuss on importance of taking balanced healthy diets to boost their bodies’ immunities and the project beneficiaries are used as role models.  Their income generating activities are really attracting many and the community is now appreciating their efforts and considering them as their members they socialize and promote their businesses.  Currently the group is discussing on possibilities of starting project/s and with support from well-wishers they are optimistic the can manage. After receipt of the disbursement some members benefited from the organic fertilizers and seeds supplied to them to enable them improve their vegetable productions and also try other types of crops.  Some of the members have received clothes for their children and they appreciate very much. “Thank you to the donors for your kind support and considering us in many ways”, words from one beneficiary.

The project has changed the lives of many beneficiaries, through improved self esteem, hope and willingness to live positively. Beneficiaries have become the change agents in their villages, as they have proved it is possible to be infected/ affected and continue to live a normal life.  They have expanded their income generating activities some even offering employment opportunities through their fruit and vegetable stalls. The beneficiaries from different areas have formed support groups, through which they are able to uplift one another financially and also morally.

We hope to get funds to help as many infected/affected people as possible because we have seen the success stories and positive impact of the project.

We thank our donors for their continued support, and look forward to future collaboration.

This project has enabled many HIV affected families, to regain hope in their lives. They have embarked on activities that generate income for their households and also give them an opportunity to interact with others, making them appreciate their status and live positively.

There initiatives have spread within their localities, helping to create awareness on the importance of living positively, hence reducing stigma. Many are the ones who participated in this year’s World Aids day, and gave their testimonies of improved livelihoods through living positively.

We wish to thank our donors for their continued support. We are grateful that you have helped change lives.

After receiving heavy rainfall this year, which is still continuing the yields have also increased and we now have enough food for our families.  The training provided on garden management has also contributed to the high production after practicing what we learnt.   Although some crops has been affected by heavy rains we have more gains than losses and we are happy for the support provided.  Beneficiaries also received tree seedling to plant in their farms for woodlots and also for environmental conservation and protection.  As a result of heavy rains, the tree seedling are doing very well and soon they will be enjoying the “fruits of their labour”.  Thank you for those opting to support us in one way or the other despite their own issues.

 

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Network for Ecofarming in Africa

Location: MOLO, RIFT VALLEY - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​necofakenya@wordpress.com
Project Leader:
Samuel Muhunyu
Project Leader
Molo, Rift Valley Kenya
$8,573 raised of $18,000 goal
 
 
163 donations
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