Agriculture with 30 percent of the GDP is the most important business sector in Kenya. About three quarters of the Kenyan population lives on agriculture. According to the new constituation women are allowed to own land, however due to traditional and cultural circumstances land ownership is denied to most women.
In an agriculture project we provide the women from several villages in Kilifi County with fields near their home. They learn in trainings how to cultivate vegetables, maize and fruits. The products secure nutrition for themselves and their children. Moreover, they can sell the products on the market to have a source of income.
We are looking for funds to realize the initial investments for fields, irrigation and other material. In the long-term the project should pay for itself: It should secure nutrition, enable a source of income and build the basis for a self-determined life for the women and the upcoming generations.
UPDATE – April 20, 2019
With the donations received so far, we were able to successfully lease a piece of land in Mnarani for 25 years. We have also built a fence that limits the field. The next step is the construction of a well for irrigation.
We are looking forward to any donations to buy basic tools and seeds to provide the women with the necessary means for cultivation.
Via betterplace you can donate directly for tools or seeds. Alternatively, we are also happy about general donations to our donation account, which we will use specifically for our projects in Kenya and that will thus directly benefit the women.
Where is Kilifi?
Kilifi ist located at the east coast of Kenya, about 70 km north of Mombasa.