DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY
OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT SERVICES
The city of Kitale has a high percentage of urban poor persons. Due to limited employment opportunities and widespread poverty this population, particularly its women, is vulnerable to unhealthy ways of seeking income. Moreover, there are many single mothers who must support their families, and grandmothers who have been left with orphaned or abandoned grandchildren. To assist this community in need of income generating opportunities, the Sisters began the urban “kitchen garden project” about three years ago. Training and support are offered to women who are part of social and outreach programs to help them develop gardens. This allows them not only to improve nutrition for their families, but also earn an income by selling produce. Currently, 114 families are participating in this program 20 of whom have been chose to participate in a pilot program involving shallow wells. This project will allow for the digging of these wells for increased water access, with the goal of improving productivity for kitchen gardens.
|Main Category||Human/Social Services|
|Sub Category||Agriculture (Farming/Animals), Income Generation, Nutrition, Women|