Who We Are
Fadhili is a Christian organization registered in Kenya as a Trust and works through partnerships to design, promote and implement innovative and sustainable projects for holistic transformation of rural communities.
Our Core Functions
Fadhili Trust was started in May, 2001 under the name of Faraja. It was established in response to the need for home based care training for caregivers of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). In 2002, Fadhili expanded its work to include HIV prevention among the youth and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and provision of palliative care for the same. Later in 2004, Fadhili embarked on an HIV prevention project funded by USAID through World Relief, Kenya. This involved HIV prevention interventions in high schools, churches and the community. Fadhili also started an education support program for orphans and vulnerable children (Watoto Wetu) which is operational to date.
In 2008, Fadhili transitioned to funding from Centres for Disease Control (CDC) through Community Habitat Foundation (CHF) and later Catholic Relief Services (CRS). The funding helped to expand HIV prevention activities especially in schools and amongst most at risk populations such as commercial sex workers and long-distance truck drivers. HIV prevention also included a project called Prevention with Positives which targeted people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and their partners as peer educators to reduce the spread of HIV.
In 2009, Fadhili started an economic empowerment program modelled on Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA) with support from Tearfund Canada. Its primary purpose is to provide simple savings and loans facilities for rural communities. These associations are fully owned by community groups whose members are not able to easily access formal financial services. At the beginning of 2020, Fadhili started a food security project which integrated the VSLA programme with Conservation Agriculture (CA). This also marked the consolidation of Fadhili work into one geographical area; Kibwezi West Constituency of Makueni County.
Over the period that Fadhili has been working in the community, it was noted that there was a need to incorporate the church as a partner in the different interventions. This led to the introduction of the Church and Community Transformation (CCT) program in 2021. This programme promotes the restoration of the broken relationships with God, self, others and creation. It is meant to challenge certain mindsets that encourage poverty amongst community members. It is also aimed at improving the involvement of the church in the welfare of its members and those in the community. Fadhili remains a partner with the church and vulnerable communities in sustainable and transformational development.
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