The Need

According to Kenya Demographics profile, 2018, 73% of the Kenyan population live in the rural areas. Whereas Kenya is ranked high in terms of access to financial services, the rural community which ekes out a living on farming, with very little rain every three or four years, still poses a challenge to such a claim. While many Kenyans have access to mobile money transfers on their phones, they may have little or no access to formal financial services.

A Village Savings and Loans group meeting in action

The rural population in Kenya is mostly dependent on agriculture for sustenance. In the ASAL areas, people must wait four to five years for a good harvest. Rainfall is often poorly distributed in space and time and it is mostly inadequate resulting to crop failures and food insecurity. It is not uncommon for a rural household to survive on one meal per day. Evidently there is over reliance on rain-fed agriculture hence the need for improved agricultural practices such as Conservation Agriculture.

The face of the semi-arid area Fadhili is currently working in.

Fadhili has since 2004 been engaged in the promotion of education for orphans and vulnerable children among the communities it is working in. This is done through the Watoto Wetu project. It is evident that education support is needed especially where children perform very well and are called to quality schools yet not affordable to them. Beneficiaries in this program have become bread winners for their families while others have transformed the situation in their households for the better. Since most of these children come from poor backgrounds, they have little or no hope for ever completing their education despite their being bright

Mentor-ship session with teenagers in progress