Time for Tumaini
Time for Tumaini is one of SIFE Newcastle’s international projects. It is not one big project, but instead we are involved in several smaller projects, all of which are based in Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi.
Time for Tumaini will be partnering with local organisations in Nairobi, as we feel that this is the most successful way to build an international project.
Our first project is based in the Nairobi slum of Kangemi. Located in the west of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, Kangemi has a population of over 100,000 people. It is a stark contrast to the majority of Western Nairobi, which is generally a wealthy area. We are working specifically in the Kibagare region of the slum. We will be introducing a water purification sachet that provides a large quantity of clean and safe water at a very low cost. We are going to help people in Kibagare to set up small businesses selling the purified water in bottles. This will not only help them to earn an income for themselves and their families, but will also provide a great number of people in the slum with access to clean water. With clean water currently particularly difficult to get, we hope that this will have an extremely positive social impact in the area.
Our second project is working with women who have suffered from domestic abuse. We are helping these women to set up their own business, making canvas bags. This will help them to regain their independence, rebuild their lives and earn a sustainable income.
Our third project is one that is working to improve the futures of street children. They will be taught key skills in farming which they can use to create better lives for themselves and their families. The project will be rearing and selling hens for eggs and meat, as well as bee-keeping and growing a variety of crops.
There are also further small projects that are in the very early stages of planning.
Working at a grassroots level, we aim to implement several viable and profitable micro-enterprises that will provide an effective way for individuals to create an income while also benefiting the wider community.
If you would like more information about any of these projects, or would like to get involved, please get in touch at email@example.com. Or, contact our Time for Tumaini project leaders, Alice and Emily, at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com