This campaign is aimed at helping raise funds for startups for women in some of the poorest villages in Kenya. I have interacted with these communities and this is my way of trying to show them not all is lost. There is hope.
Some of the activities we have realized we can start with are starting up small scale farms. During this rainy season, we could plant some vegetables that don't require much rainfall and can mature in less than 3 months. As there are seasonal rivers, after the rains, we can use water from these rivers to irrigate our small farms before the rivers eventually dry up. We expect to have a harvest that can sustain our households and also sell to local communities who would require these foods.
At the same time, we can engage in art and craft making such as knitting apparel that can be marketed beyond the county especially to counties that have cooler climates such as Nairobi and Kiambu. This we can only do with your help to start-up.
Most women are tired of the status quo where we wait for the rains and when they fail, wait for food donations from other people. We believe out land is fertile and we can produce enough food for this county. We also believe we are creative and can therefore have items of art and craft which we can market in Kilifi and beyond.