Who We Are
Every year Fadhili Trust works alongside 6,000-7,000 families providing training and mentoring in financial literacy to facilitate the economic empowerment of rural Kenyans. This is done with our small team of ten staff and 35 highly trained volunteers.
Where We Work
We currently serve five counties in Kenya: Kajiado, Nairobi, Makueni, Machakos and Kitui.
Fadhili Trust (previously known as Faraja Trust) has been holistically transforming vulnerable communities since 2001. It started as a home based care program for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Kajiado North (Ongata Rongai area). Through the home based care program, patients who had defaulted on their anti-retroviral drug treatments could be traced and referred back to the hospitals. Later, Fadhili introduced an education support program, Watoto Wetu, whose beneficiaries were the children of PLWHA in the home based care program. In 2004, Fadhili started working with young people in and out of school on HIV prevention through a program called Choose Life which covered Kajiado and Loitokitok districts currently Kajiado County.
At the beginning of 2008, Fadhili was involved in Prevention with Positives program which encouraged greater involvement of PLWHA in their well being. Fadhili iimplemented HIV testing and counseling including Provider Initiated Testing and Counseling (PITC) and door to door strategies. The organization also implemented Abstinence and Be Faithful (AB) programs which are done through Families Matter and Healthy Choices in schools and churches targeting children and parents.
In 2010 Fadhili introduced Fadhili Savings Groups using the Village Savings and Loans Association model whose primary purpose is to provide simple savings and loans facilities in and by the communities that do not have access to formal financial services. This emanated from the community’s need to diversify their livelihood sources in order to meet their social, health and economic needs.