Children  Kenya Project #33131

Don't Just Give Them Food-Teach Them How to Get It

by Leben und Lernen in Kenia e.V. Vetted since 2015 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

It is great to give hungry children food. It is better to teach them how to take care of their own needs. Live and Learn in Kenya International feeds over 460 children on a daily basis. With their school "shamba" garden, they are teaching the children how to grow their own food with the help of their parents who tend the field. Now we want to take it a step further and provide them with cows and chickens for milk, eggs and meat.

$5,000
total goal
$4,975
remaining
1
donor
0
monthly donors
13
days

Challenge

Providing meals to over 460 children 6 days a week is a challenge that we enjoy taking. Watching the children grow stronger and healthier every day is a great feeling for all involved. But how will the children learn to fend for themselves later on in life if everything is given to them? We consider this a challenge as well.

Solution

We have rented farm land for a school "shamba" where the parents plant, weed and harvest the beans and greens grown. It is important that the children not only see what their parents are doing for them and the LLK community - they also need to be a part of it by assisting them on weekends. Now we want to go a step further and build a cow shed for at least 3 cows, a chicken shed and buy cows and laying hens for milk, eggs and meat.

Long-Term Impact

Being able to provide the children with fresh milk every day and eggs for cooking and for breakfast a couple of times the week will be a huge help towards keeping them healthy and strong. We have received a donation providing the center with a homegas generator using cow manure. The manure from three cows would be sufficient for this purpose.

Resources

http:/​/​www.llk-selb.de
Live and Learn in Kenya website in English
Live and Learn in Kenya website in German
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Organization Information

Leben und Lernen in Kenia e.V.

Location: Selb - Germany
Website: http:/​/​www.llk-selb.de
Project Leader:
Debra aka Brique Zeiner
Selb, Bavaria Germany

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