Project #9833

Better Health for 100 HIV affected families

by Acres of Mercy, Kenya
Oct 5, 2012

Group Incubation: Hatching Results Already

Capacity Building
Capacity Building

Thank you once again dear friends and partners. It gives me great pleasure to touch base with you again. It has been long and hard but knowing you are behind us has given us the push to continue. 

We are together working to make a great and lasting impact on the lives of women, men and children who have been affected and or infected with HIV.

Over the last 3 months we have used $ 395 to install new pipes to water the greenhouse to help meet our goal of generating income through a second greenhouse project. The monies were also used to finish installing the electric pump to help in irrigation.

We have been able to incubate a group of over 30 members who have been saving for the past three months with internal savings of $37 that will be built up in the next few months to be made available for relending to group members.

The women have also been able to build about 1000 bricks to be used to build animal shelters. This has been done using the local brick making method which is not efficient. 

With a brick machine worth $1220 the HIV support group will be able to better fulfil block requirement targets needed to build 3 animal sheds for the next phase.

Rabbit hatches, chicken coops and a sheep pen had been constructed using the initial disbursement of $395 and other onies raised outside the portal using fundraising cards and direct asking from members of the groupsd and or organization. The group is also receiveing better nutrition through various farm animals they are keeping at their homes. All 55 families targeted have a source of daily nutrition.from the chicken,and goat.

The group of 30 has been trained on various topics especialy agri-business, governnace and group dynamics


The land earmarked for purchase was later sold to a different party becuase the seller said and I quote," we are not serious buyers." This was because fundraising on globalgiving came to a standstill

Water is still a challenge with the wells dried up. during the month of September.


- The project team will review the changes in this plan and readjust to fit to current realities

- Begin value addition for tomatoes to provide more employment opportunitie

I want to thank all of you who are supporting this project, friends and their families.

We appreciate you..


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Organization Information

Acres of Mercy, Kenya

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Jimmy Oluoch
Machakos County, Kenya

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