Value Girls Program Changing Lives of Many Women in Kenya
April 18, 2012
Two years ago, 21-year-old Beatrice Kasina was a struggling fish seller on the shores of Kenya’s Lake Victoria. Seventeen-year-old Ruth Otieno was unemployed and fully dependent on the meager income of her fisherman husband. Twenty-three-year-old Susan Opiyo, a single mother of two, was hawking tiny fish, called omena, by the road-side, desperate for motorists to stop and buy so she could feed her young children.
Local Kisumu organization making and impact with recycling pogram
February 2, 2012
Trash is cash. If you find that hard to believe, just ask the 40 registered groups that work with the Bamato Environmental and Sanitation Project in Kisumu. The groups, which are mostly comprised of urban dwellers, have found ingenious ways of making a living while cleaning up their neighborhoods through waste management strategies.
Bamato is an acronym derived from three Swahili words: ‘baba’ (father), ‘mama’ (mother), and ‘toto’ (child), capturing the need for an inclusive approach in tackling social and environmental issues in the lake region.
Mt. Kenya Area Farmer's Association Increases Production and Profits
January 27, 2012
The next time you buy an organic oil product from any of The Body Shop stores around the world, a farmer in Mt Kenya may be smiling all the way to the bank. The US-based cosmetic giant that manufactures natural and ethical products has signed an agreement with Earth Oil Extracts, a local company in Kenya, for the supply of tea tree oil.