Chama cha wamama !
Self-Help Groups or Chama cha wamama, as they are known in Kenya, are informal associations of people who choose to come together to find ways to improve their living conditions. These Chama’s help to build Social Capital among the poor, especially women. The most important functions of a Self-Help Groups are: (a) to encourage and […]
Workshop by an Agronomist for the farmers !
Arise Kenya organized a workshop with Mr. Stanley Murage, an Agronomist, from Irrico International Limited. The session was conducted with our community members at Katheka-Kai, Machakos. After an in depth study of the soil and rainfall in the region, Mr. Stanley advised the farmers on how to grow and what to grow to yield more […]
Rain water is free, harvest it!
Jackson Mwanzia, a young farmer in Katheka-Kai, used to wait for the rains. Sometimes in vain. He aptly remembers the many seasons, he lost all his crop due to the dry weather. This is before he dug the farm pond! With rain water harvested, Jackson is now engaged in his farm throughout the year. The […]