Build Somo's Kisumu Hub!

by The Somo Project
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Build Somo's Kisumu Hub!
Build Somo's Kisumu Hub!
Build Somo's Kisumu Hub!
Build Somo's Kisumu Hub!
Build Somo's Kisumu Hub!
Build Somo's Kisumu Hub!
Build Somo's Kisumu Hub!

Thanks to those who donated to our #tujengekisumu campaign! We have started construction and will be launching our Hub by the end of February. We look forward to sharing with you the final product!

We also graduated our first cohort in November and will be launching our first five businesses this month. Below are the profiles of each. 

Victoria Aquaria

Victoria Aquaria produces delicious, healthy fish products and organic vegetables through aquaponics. They set up fish farms in schools, producing both healthy vegetables for the school and the community at large.  



Victor was inspired to start a construction company due to the lack of proper housing in the community he came from. Houses often would fall down during rainy season because of being informally built. O’ngollo aims to build affordable housing out of local materials in low-income areas. 



Pauline is the founder of Paugen, which provide affordable detergents to the Manyatta community. Pauline is working towards improving the hygiene conditions in Manyatta and creating employment through her business.



Beryl’s cousin suffering from malnutrition as a child inspired her to start producing organic peanut butter and honey to help boost their immunity. Awesome! produces healthy and affordable peanut butter and honey.



Fablab is a company that deals with making of affordable furniture in Kisumu. The business employs youth to produce the furniture, helping address the high unemployment rate with youth. They use a model that makes the furniture easily replicable and more affordable. 


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The Somo Project

Location: New York, NY - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @somo_org
Project Leader:
Amelia Phillips
New York , NY United States

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