Water is Life!

During our initial discussion with the community at Katheka-Kai, we realized that the biggest challenge the community is facing is access to clean drinking water. Currently the only source of water is a spring, which is an un-protected area. Humans as well as animals drink water from the same source. For this reason, outbreak of […]

Water is Life!

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 […]

Chama cha wamama !

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 […]

Workshop by an Agronomist for the farmers !

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 […]

Rain water is free, harvest it!

Keep the girl child in School

One of the biggest challenge faced by schools in the rural area is that during “that time of the month”, most girls miss going to School. This is on an average of 5 days a month. Arise Kenya team has been working over 3 years to ensure 150 girls remain in School. The team is […]

Keep the girl child in School